Asking Questions about Miscarriage and Abortion

Posted on November 29, 2022 By

by Ms. Boomer-ang   While on a vacation in New York’s Adirondacks in September 2018, I ran into a family that included two gospel singers, a mother and a daughter.  One day we ended up hiking together. During the hike, the daughter said, “I have a little sister in heaven. That’s neat!” The mother told her story: She…


The Need for Peacemakers: Two Urgent Dangers That Require a Response

Posted on November 15, 2022 By

by John Whitehead Peacemaking is urgently needed today. Peacemaking is needed in response to a variety of ongoing violent conflicts in the world. I will highlight just two conflicts that my own country, the United States, is currently involved in and that demand particular attention from peacemakers. The first is the ongoing conflict with Russia…


A Personal Reflection on a Just War

Posted on November 8, 2022 By

by Fr. Jim Hewes   Presidents and others over the years have tried to make the case to the American people (including those of us who are Christian) of what constitutes a necessary war or “just war.” As we form our consciences about war, let us keep in mind several points when someone is talking…


What Just Happened!?! Becoming Consistent Life Despite Myself. Part 1

Posted on November 1, 2022 By

by Thad Crouch   There I am. Army infantry veteran and a Louisiana State Trooper scholarship recipient because I’m the criminal justice major with the highest GPA at McNeese State. It’s halfway through the spring semester. I’m staring at my raised hand, thinking, “What Just Happened!?!” The professor asked who was against the death penalty,…


Abortion on the Ballot

Posted on October 25, 2022 By

by Lisa Stiller   In the state I live in – Oregon – over 50% of the people are underinsured according to a 2017 report by the state. A 2020 report puts our estimated homeless population at 14,655 on any given day. The state poverty rate is currently about 9 percent. We have three very…


Stepping Back from the Brink: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Lessons for Today

Posted on October 18, 2022 By

by John Whitehead We are now 60 years away from the Cuban Missile Crisis. The October 1962 confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet nuclear missiles stationed in Cuba was a moment when the world came perilously close to nuclear war. This crisis’ anniversary has new significance in 2022, as the…


Seeing Is Believing: Films to Inspire a Consistent Life Viewpoint

Posted on October 11, 2022 By

by Mary Liepold   I want war, and preparations for war, to be unthinkable. I want abortion to be unthinkable, as well as racism, capital punishment, and all other offenses against human dignity. The Consistent Life Network’s statement of purpose says, “We seek a revolution in thinking and feeling.” In a time of deepening division,…


Slavery: Removing the Exception

Posted on October 4, 2022 By

  See our Peace & Life Referendums website.    by Rachel MacNair   State constitutions from the late 1800s often followed the example of the times by prohibiting slavery except for those convicted of a crime. Measures to remove this exception were placed on the ballot by the legislature in Nebraska and Utah for the November 3, 2020…


Referendums to Reduce Poverty and Their Impact on Abortion & Euthanasia

Posted on September 27, 2022 By

See our Peace & Life Referendums website.      Raising the Minimum Wage On ballot in 2022: Nebraska, Nevada   Raising the minimum wage will help Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) to have an easier time working with pregnant women for prenatal care and new mothers for women’s and children’s health care. The more women are…


What History Shows: The Consistent Life Ethic Works for the Pro-life Side in Referendums

Posted on September 20, 2022 By

This post is also a page on our Peace & Life Referendums site.  by Rachel MacNair           Before the Roe v. Wade decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, there were three referendums to legalize abortion in individual U.S. states:   1970- 56% voted yes     1972 – 61% voted no     1972…