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

Eliminating Down Syndrome? Or People with Down Syndrome?

Human persons are willed by God; they are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are. – St. Pope John Paul II, Centesimus annus, ¶11 A recent report from CBS proclaims that Iceland is, as they put it, “on the verge of eliminating Down syndrome.” . . . Read more

Why Women Get Abortions

Many people believe that the reasons women get abortions are to save their lives or physical health, or in cases of rape and incest, or to avoid birth defects. This is a fallacy that pro-abortion groups continue to cultivate because it helps them spread abortion in nations with pro-life laws and helps them retain abortion-on-demand once they have achieved it.   0.69% of . . . Read more

Shouldn’t Every Child Be Wanted?

The three most popular pro-abortion slogans are “Woman’s body, woman’s choice!,” “Freedom of choice!” and “Every child a wanted child!” These slogans are catchy, and they appeal in a superficial manner to the sense of fairness in all of us.  However, it takes only a little thought to break through the attractive façade and see . . . Read more

I’m Personally Opposed to Abortion …

Pro-abortionists use many simplistic and misleading slogans, including “Woman’s body, woman’s choice!,” “When men can get pregnant, they can have an opinion on abortion,” and “There must be strict separation of Church and State.”  All of these are meant to intimidate pro-life people into not taking action to protect the unborn. This is also the . . . Read more

The Role of Men in Abortion

One of the common arguments today is that men have no right to be involved in a woman’s choices regarding her physical health. Specifically, many people are outraged at the idea that a man could have any say in a woman’s reproductive choices. One aspect of frustration is directed against the all-male Catholic priesthood, on . . . Read more

The Crisis Pregnancy Center Movement

“Speak, yourself, on behalf of the dumb, on behalf of all the unwanted; speak, yourself, pronounce a just verdict, uphold the rights of the poor, of the needy.” ~ Proverbs 31:8-9 The Origin of American Crisis Pregnancy Centers The organized American pro-life movement has a very long and honorable history.  It is more than 350 years . . . Read more