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The Marches of January

We’re usually especially busy in January, but much more this year. More to the point, consistent-lifers and pro-life feminists have gotten way, way, way more coverage than usual. This is easily done, since in the past we rarely got any. We were delighted to get one quotation into one article. There is something about current…


The Parable of the Bridge

by Carol Crossed There was a village and a river ran through its center. Every day at 4:00 people would go to the church to pray for those who were drowning in the water. The farmers put aside their plows, the students put down their books, the mothers took their children by the hand and…


“Seamless Garment” — Poem by Daniel Berrigan

The beauty of the “seamless garment” image! No one, not one exposed to the rude winds of the world, No one, however lorn or lost, out in the cold. No one rejected, no one unwanted! the unborn, the aged, ill, condemned, the expendable, “lives of no worth”- no matter the tag, everyone matters! If these…


Who the Law Targets

by Rachel MacNair In recent news, a candidate known for incoherence and failure to understand the basics on a wide range of policies showed these tendencies yet again. He said women who had abortions (if it were banned again in the U.S.) should be punished for getting them. Many abortion defenders, to fit their stereotypes,…


Should Abortions be Illegal?

by Bill Samuel     In 2014, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, 84,041 rapes were reported in the United States. It is well known that many rapes are not reported, so the actual incidence of rape is greater than that. Rape is a felony in every jurisdiction in the United States, and has…


Nukes and the Pro-Life Christian: A Conservative Takes a Second Look at the Morality of Nuclear Weapons

By Karen Swallow Prior from Sojourners, August 2015  I WAS SITTING IN the wrong end of a police wagon the first time I questioned nuclear weapons. Technically, it was a school bus, but it served the same purpose: hauling scores of protesters to the county holding center where we would await booking for our trespasses. We…


An Open Letter to Fellow Human Rights Activists

From Richard Stith J.D.(Yale), Ph.D.(Yale), Professor of Law & Consistent Life Board Member I think any endorsement of abortion rights to be a mistake, for two reasons: Endorsing abortion rights causes further harm to already oppressed women, particularly in the developing world. And endorsing abortion rights hurts our important work for human rights in general….


A President for Life and Peace?

[Administrator’s Note: This is a guest commentary by Mary Meehan, a writer and speaker who was present at CL’s founding conference and has remained a friend of ours ever since. This was originally published at her site on The President We Need. It is reproduced here with her permission.] Defend Life and Peace We need…


Supporting the dignity of every life

When I was five years old, my parents felt a call to go to the Deep South. So, without any job to go to, our family of six packed important belongings into an old truck, and our caravan of the truck and our car headed from South Dakota to Georgia. We stayed temporarily at Koinonia Farm, an…


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We are establishing this blog as a way to provide commentary by Consistent Life Board members and other supporters. The posts on this blog represent the individual views of the authors. They have not been vetted by the Consistent Life Board. The views posted here do not represent official statements of Consistent Life, except where…