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    An unforeseen, positive effect of the HHS mandate’s dramatic affront to religious liberty is to have brought renewed attention to the abortive effects of contraception. But there still needs to be far more discussion of their full moral import—for social policy,…

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    Victory for Life in Colorado

    by Terry Polakovic

     “It is from the blood of Christ that all draw the strength to commit themselves to promoting life.” — Blessed John Paul II (1995) John Paul’s statement was borne out in a poignant way this week, as men and women…

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    Chiara Corbella: A Witness to Joy

    by Marie Meaney

    In worldly terms, Chiara Corbella’s life was not a success story: two children dying shortly after birth, herself ravaged by an aggressive cancer, which killed her at the young age of 28, leaving a beloved husband and a small son…

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    Noah Movie: Worth Seeing, Despite the Errors

    by Monica Migliorino Miller

    Even before its opening March 28 the film Noah starring Russell Crowe as the man commissioned by God to build an ark, stirred controversy among Christians. A number of Christian reviewers have praised the movie. But Noah has its significant…

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    The Peril of Total Political Disengagement

    by Rachel Lu

    In a recent column, I argued that Catholics should willingly lend political support to the Republican Party. The focus of that piece was on the contention that there is no particular principle on which the Republican Party and the Church…

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    To be Serious About Contraception

    by Austin Ruse

    What is a faithful Catholic to do about contraception in a culture awash in them? Are we to make them a political issue, as some kind of prophetic cri du cœur? Should we launch a campaign to overturn Griswold v….

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    Speech Near Abortion Mills at Stake in Court Case

    by Stephen Beale

    The free speech of pro-life Americans—particularly their ability to protest, offer counseling, or even hold silent prayer outside abortion clinics—is at stake in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this term. McCullen v. Coakley, which went before the high…

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    Birth of Twins Highlights Evil of Abortion

    by Arland K. Nichols

    In what has become an annual ritual on January 1, the mainstream media shared the unique story of twins born on different days and different years. This year, ABC News highlighted Lorraine and Brandon Begazo who were born in Washington,…

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    Pro-Life Lessons for the Defense of Marriage

    by Rachel Lu

    I’ve never been to the March for Life. It’s on my bucket list. I love looking at the pictures, because it inspires me to see all those well-bundled people, cold but smiling, feeling good despite the grimness of the occasion…

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    The Real Inequality in New York City

    by Anne Hendershott

    At the January 1 inauguration ceremony for New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, the Rev. Frederick Lucas, pastor of the Brooklyn Community Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, invoked God’s help to “let the plantation called New York City be the…

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    Must Christians Be Vegetarians?

    by Austin Ruse

    Is there a religious obligation not to eat meat? Is there an obligation of faithful Catholics to become vegetarians or even vegans? Quite astonishingly, Professor Charles Camosy of Fordham University says yes in his new book For Love of Animals:…

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    God, Man, and Abortion: A New Summons to Hope

    by Edward Short

    Many good things distinguish Redeeming Grief, Anne’s Lastman’s gripping testament to the dehumanizing havoc wrought by abortion. It is the work of a woman who has devoted over seventeen years of her life to helping thousands of fathers and mothers…

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    The Pope’s Pro-Life Declaration “in Context”

    by Dr. William Oddie

    Do you remember all the chatter about the Pope’s first  “hundred days”? There was a lot of talk, then as now, about the Pope’s huge pastoral effectiveness; and at the same time a certain amount of discontent in some quarters…

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    Abortion and the Slippery Slope

    by Howard Kainz

     There are some people—and I am one of them—who think that the most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe. We think that for a landlady considering a lodger, it is important to…

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    No More Tears: Moral Healthcare for Women

    by Arland K. Nichols

    With tears in her eyes, Lindsey approached me during her junior year in high school after hearing a lecture I gave on the negative side effects of contraception and the alternatives offered by the science of NaPro Technology. Lindsey was…

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    Ireland: The Victim of Orwellian Deceit

    by Joseph Meaney

    Ireland is currently the victim of an astounding deceit, the Orwellian “Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.” It passed the Irish lower house or Dáil Éireann, and now goes on to their senate, which lacks the power to reject the…

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    PolitiFact Gets Facts Wrong on Abortion & Breast Cancer Link

    by Drew Belsky

    PolitiFact put out a “fact-check” this week that purports to debunk the link between induced abortion and breast cancer. Instead, it provides a guide on how to hoist yourself with logical fallacies—namely, the appeal to authority (“it’s true because experts…

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    When Do Humans Begin to Feel Pain?

    by James D. Agresti

    The U.S. House Of Representatives recently passed a bill that would restrict abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization, or the stage of development shown in the picture below. Formally called the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” the legislation has…

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    What Really Happened at the Komen Foundation

    by Austin Ruse

    The clean sweep at the Komen Foundation is finally complete. A few days ago Komen founder Nancy Brinker finally lost her job as CEO. It took a while but they finally got rid of her, the woman who watched her…

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    The Sheer Joy of Fatherhood

    by Arland K. Nichols

    Recently I ran into my former advisor at Texas A&M University whom I hadn’t seen for nearly a decade. While I held my son Thomas in my arms, I shared with him the details of my pro-life work for Human…

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    Yours Might Not Be the Generation that Ends Abortion. But that’s OK.

    by Austin Ruse

    “We are the pro-life generation.” “We are the generation that will end abortion.” “I survived Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade won’t survive me.” If you’re anywhere near the pro-life movement, read pro-life news, come to the March for Life…

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