The Heart of the Matter? Human Dignity

In Evangelium Vitae, Pope St. John Paul II identified a sinister paradox in contemporary culture. “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed,” he lamented, “the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant . . . Read more

The Hard Cases

Most people believe access to abortion should be limited. But how limited? Is abortion okay to save the mother, or after rape or incest, or in cases of severe fetal deformities?   #1. Is abortion okay to save the life or health of the mother? Because of advances in medicine, there are currently no maternal medical . . . Read more

Isn’t Abortion Protected by the Constitution?

Pro-abortionists often claim that there is a “constitutional right to abortion.”  As former U.S. President Barack Obama once asserted, “I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right.”1 Obama, once a law professor, should have known that there is no such right in the Constitution of the United States ― . . . Read more

The Annunciation, Inherent Human Dignity, and Mary’s Fiat

Day of the Unborn I am writing you today from Harare, Zimbabwe where I am on mission with Dr. Brian Clowes, Mr. Emil Hagamu and HLI’s local affiliate. Our mission has been very fruitful because of your prayers and support; however, because of poor catechesis, corruption, economic hardships and decades of “colonization of the mind”, . . . Read more

The Simplicity and Silence of Bethlehem

“God’s sign is simplicity. God’s sign is the baby. God’s sign is that He makes Himself small for us. This is how He reigns. He does not come with power and outward splendor. He comes as a baby – defenseless and in need of our help. He does not want to overwhelm us with His . . . Read more

Contraception Leads to More Abortions

While we need a variety of pro-life groups hacking away at the anti-life monster, it is enormously futile and indeed grossly shortsighted to overlook the chief source of baby-killing, which is contraception. –– Father Paul Marx, OSB I’ve written before about the link between contraception and abortion: that is, statistically contraception use actually increases, rather . . . Read more

The Late-Term Abortion Ban

Pro-abortion writer Robin Marty is distressed that both liberal and conservative media sources are routinely using the phrase “late-term abortion.” Writing in Cosmopolitan Magazine this week, in response to the U.S. House vote to ban most abortions after 20 weeks, she laments that, “There is no specific medical definition for a ‘late-term abortion,’ and because . . . Read more

There is No “Safe” Abortion Day

Pro-Lifers Need Not Apply September 28th the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights widely proclaimed “International Safe Abortion Day.” There is no “safe” abortion day. Dr. Brian Clowes, Director of Education and Research for Human Life International (HLI), says when we hear “’experts’ agree unanimously that abortion should be legalized worldwide, . . . Read more

No to Down Syndrome Abortion

“Bring this child to birth” Milagres Pererira hails from Artists for Life, which is Human Life International’s Affiliate (HLI) in Goa, India. Some time back she was invited to speak on parenting at a Parent Teacher Association gathering.  Once finished, Milagres was approached by a woman who said, “Do you remember my son? You prayed . . . Read more

How the Church Must Respond to the Overpopulation Myth

“The human person is man’s greatest resource.” There are two very important up-coming Vatican meetings we should pay close attention to: the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV), October 5-7, and the Pontifical Academy of Science (PAS), November 2-4. This will be the first time the PAV meets since Pope Francis inaugurated the Academy’s new statues . . . Read more