abortion


Intervention: What a Red Rose Rescue Reminds Us About Civil Disobedience in the Consistent Life Movement

by Sonja Morin Susan B. Anthony being arrested for voting when female suffrage was not yet attained. Henry David Thoreau refusing to pay taxes to support unjust war. Abolitionists flaunting the attempts of slave catchers to arrest escaping Black families. The sit-ins, Freedom Rides, and marches of the civil rights movement of the last century….


No Combat Experience, No Opinion: Parallels in Pro-bombing and Pro-choice Rhetoric

by John Whitehead Paul Fussell, a literary critic and World War II veteran, wrote an essay in the 1980s with the arresting title “Thank God for the Atom Bomb.” A passionate defense of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fussell’s essay is still sometimes invoked today by bombing supporters. However, Fussell’s argument is…


A Daunting Disadvantage for the Pro-Life Side

by Acyutananda (see author’s blog) Of all the consistent pro-life policies or political positions, I have always chosen to focus my own efforts most on the anti-abortion position. This is partly because numerically legal abortion normally accounts for vastly more human-rights violations than say, capital punishment or unjust war. It is also because only anti-abortion…


Peas of the Same Pod

by Elena Muller Garcia, M.A. in Religious Studies   About ten years ago one of my co-workers approached my desk and began to address me by saying: “Did you see those illegals — ” I stopped him abruptly midsentence. “Calling undocumented immigrants ‘illegals’ is the same as calling the unborn child a ‘fetus’. Both terms…


The Case for Abortion as the “Preeminent Priority”

by Fr. Jim Hewes Top Ten Reasons Wars killed over 100 million people in the last century. It took a hundred years to reach that number. The United Nations estimates 45-50 million abortion each year, so it would take only two or three years of abortions to surpass that number. The brutal reality is that…


“I Became Like a Soldier Going to Battle”: Post-Abortion Trauma

by Sarah Terzo Jacqueline Middler had two abortions and deeply regretted them. She wrote a book, White Stick, hoping to convince other women not to make the same choices. (All quotations below are from this book). Middler became pregnant her first year of college. She didn’t know what to do but was leaning towards choosing…


Abort or Face Discharge

by Sarah Terzo A book published in 2010 revealed that the military had a policy that all servicewomen who became pregnant had to abort or face discharge – and this policy was in place before Roe vs. Wade, when abortion was still illegal throughout the United States. The U.S. military’s purpose is to wage war….


The Death Penalty and Abortion: The Conservative/Liberal Straitjacket

by Rachel MacNair A freelance writer recently interviewed me on this question: Why is it that U.S. states tend to divide out, with some having the death penalty but passing restrictions on abortion, while others fund abortion and don’t have the death penalty? You can see the list here of death penalty states and abortion-funding…


Police Brutality Against Protesters

by Sarah Terzo   In the news there have been multiple cases of police brutality against Black men and women and even Black preborn children. Those who’ve protested these outrages have also been targeted for brutality. See, for example,In one week there were at least 9 instances of police using excessive force caught on camera…


Two Practical Dialogue Tips for Changing More Minds about Abortion

by Josh Brahm Editor’s Note: while the author applies this to abortion, the same principles apply to dialogue on any issue. I was standing in the exhibit hall in front of our booth at the Students for Life National Conference a few years ago when a student walked up to me. He had just heard…