Human Personhood Begins at Conception – Peter Kreeft
Philosopher Peter Kreeft presents the arguments commonly used to explain why the unborn child is not a human person and then shows clearly and simply why each of these arguments cannot possibly be true.
How Abortion Has Failed Women – Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
A few years ago, seemingly out of the blue, in the midst of a long e-mail message on other matters, a professional friend evoked her sadness at having had an abortion when she was in her twenties.
Against Abortion, But Pro-Choice? – Fr. William Saunders
Sometimes I have met Catholics – especially where I work – who say, “I am personally against abortion, but I am pro-choice.” To me, that makes no sense, but how can I argue with them?
Making pro-life more effective – Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB
As a Catholic Christian and pastor of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, I believe the pro-life movement can be increasingly effective in the years to come; here are a few reflections on how.
Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation – President Ronald Reagan
While sitting as the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan sent Human Life Review this article shortly after the tenth anniversary of Roe v. Wade; HLR printed it with pride in their Spring, 1983 issue.
Church Has Always Condemned Abortion – Fr. William Saunders
I had an argument with a friend about the Church’s teaching on abortion. She said that the Church was not against abortion until the 20th century; I said that the Church has always been against abortion. Am I right, and if so, what evidence is there to give to my friend?
How Abortion Hurts Women: The Hard Proof – Erika Bachiochi
In order to persuade the “personally opposed” pro-choicer we must address this 1970s feminist fallacy that abortion is necessary for women’s sexual equality and well-being. In point of fact, medical evidence, sociological data, and the lived experience of many women proves that abortion harms women physically, psychologically, relationally, and culturally.
Life Principles: A Model for Teaching the Philosophy of the Pro-Life Movement – Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.
The Life Principles Program is a project devoted to explaining the underlying philosophy of the pro-life movement to a secular culture. This uniquely rational and commonly accessible approach has had a powerful and overwhelmingly successful effect on the positive education of pro-life issues around the country. Here following is a short-course in the Life Principles by founder Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.
Samantha Shrugged – Barry Michaels
I teach eleventh-grade religion at a respected and flourishing Catholic college-prep high school in the state of New York. My students are bright and talented kids, the children of some of the most successful people in this part of the state. Our discussions on morality are a window into the culture that nurtures them at least as much as most of their families do. We recently tackled abortion.
Sex, Lies, and Abortion – Dinesh D’Souza
Recently I was invited to speak at a fundraiser organized by a Michigan right-to-life group, which had asked me to reflect on this question: “If the pro-life case is so strong, why aren’t we winning?”