War Causes Abortion

Posted on July 18, 2017 By

by Rachel MacNair and Catherine Coyle This is a condensed version of Chapter 4 in Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion. References are in APA style – authors in parentheses, full citation at the bottom.   War as an Instrument of Unchosen Abortion  In an article entitled “Abortion and War,” Emanuel Charles McCarthy (2011) points out…


Abortion Doctor Says: We are the Executioners

Posted on July 11, 2017 By

by Sarah Terzo Pro-choice author Magda Denes, Ph.D., interviewed abortionists and clinic workers for her book In Necessity and Sorrow, Life and Death inside an Abortion Hospital. Surprisingly, many of the abortionists she interviewed admitted that they were terminating life. One abortionist made it very clear that he knew he was killing. He speaks first about how strange…


Breaking Stereotypes in Fearful Times

Posted on June 27, 2017 By

by John Whitehead Several incidents of terrorism that occurred in the United Kingdom this spring—the suicide bombing of a concert in Manchester, two attacks in London by men using trucks and knives—have understandably received much attention and provoked much horror and outrage. Along with such appropriate responses as sympathy for the victims and their families…


The Reynolds Family, the Nuclear Age and a Brave Wooden Boat

Posted on June 20, 2017 By

by Jessica Renshaw   Note: This is the text of Jessica’s talk at the June 17, 2017 Ban the Bomb March in Los Angeles. I want to tell you a story—a true, personal story.  (To save time, I’ll just tell you I’m 73!) I was one year old when nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima…


Would Nonviolence Work on the Nazis?

Posted on June 13, 2017 By

by Rachel MacNair   While it took time to realize the extent of the Nazis’ brutality, the night of November 9-10, 1938, gave intense warning that Jews were in great danger. Hundreds of synagogues and thousands of businesses were attacked with sledgehammers. Several dozen Jews were killed, in what became known as Kristallnacht, the Night…


What Do Men Have to Say on Abortion?

Posted on June 6, 2017 By

by Rachel MacNair Every once in a while the charge comes up that since men can’t get pregnant, they shouldn’t have any say on public policy on abortion. This is a rather odd position, inasmuch as no pregnancy every occurred without male participation somehow. And the behavior men have in response to their own start…


Activists Reminisce: An Oral History of Prolifers for Survival

Posted on May 30, 2017 By

Excerpt from Chapter 12, Consistently Opposing Killing Note: This comes from a conference call done for a chapter in the anthology, Consistently Opposing Killing: From Abortion to Assisted Suicide, the Death Penalty, and War, published by Praeger. Juli is Julianne Wiley (also known as Juli Loesch); Rachel is Rachel MacNair. Mary Rider was also on…


A Pro-Life Feminist Critique of the “Rape and Incest Exception”

Posted on May 23, 2017 By

 by Rachel MacNair Pregnancies resulting from the horror of a rape or incest are often proposed as cases where there should be an exception to allow or fund abortion even when it’s not allowed or funded for other pregnancies.  I’ll propose several reasons why this is a bad idea. We Oppose Abortion as Violence, Not…


Self-Defeating Violence: The Case of the First World War

Posted on May 16, 2017 By

by John Whitehead The United States recently reached the 100th anniversary of American entry into the First World War. Although American businesses had provided arms and money to the Allied nations (which included Britain, France and Russia) in their war against Germany and the other Central Powers, US President Woodrow Wilson had sought to avoid…


Removing Health Care Access is an Act of Violence

Posted on May 9, 2017 By

by Lisa Stiller Editor’s note: Many pro-lifers are celebrating the fact that a measure ending Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood is included in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that was passed by the US House of Representatives on Thursday, May 4. Planned Parenthood does a huge number of abortions and is a major advocate…