abortion


June 29: Double Day of Death Dealing at the Supreme Court

Compiled by Rachel MacNair and Bill Samuel Original content by Rachel MacNair   In June Medical Services vs. Russo, the Court upheld a ghastly precedent – yet again – by declaring a specific safety regulation unconstitutional. In Bourgeois v. Barr, the Court turned down even hearing a case challenging the lethal injection protocol for federal…


“But I was Empty”: The Story of a Doctor Who Left Planned Parenthood

by Sarah Terzo The pro-life group Live Action did an interview with former abortionist Patti Giebink, who did abortions at Planned Parenthood for three years after performing abortions in her residency. Giebink is now a pro-life activist. Giebink entered medical school with strong pro-choice beliefs, which she now says she never questioned or really examined….


Elections 2020: Three Consistent-Life Approaches

by Rachel MacNair The Consistent Life Network takes no stand on specific candidates. This is my own personal take on how people who support the consistent life ethic view the U.S. presidential election of November 3, 2020. Three Categories Category 1: Trump is Out of the Question; Biden is Bearable People in this category are…


To Know a Person is to Recognize a Human

by Julia Smucker Methodist theologian Stanley Hauerwas once wrote, “My Uncle Charlie is not much of a person but he is still my Uncle Charlie.” This striking sentence introduced his argument on the limits of “personhood” language in medical contexts. Yet it also captures the power of having known a human being as a person,…


“Trust Landlords”: Pro-Choice Candidate Supports Eviction Rights

Satire by Richard Stith Reporter: “I am so grateful for your willingness to answer a few questions about the eviction controversy. As I’m sure you know, in response to the “My Building, My Choice!” campaign, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed rules to make it easier for landlords to evict tenants….


The Message of “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”: Abortion Gets Sexual Predators Off the Hook

by Rachel MacNair With the initial theater release interrupted by the Covid-19 closing of theaters, this movie was offered online April 3, 2020.   The title of the movie, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” is based on an intense scene in which the protagonist, Autumn, is being counseled at an abortion facility before her abortion. Those…


Is Abortion Different from Other Violence?

by Julia Smucker Four Ways of Isolating One Issue Any advocate of the consistent life ethic (CLE) can expect to encounter people who share their pro-nonviolence position on certain issues but depart from it on others. And among those working on various peace and life issues, including those of us who adhere to the CLE,…


Ireland’s Votes for Violence: Sinn Féin and Abortion

by Maria Horan Not Surprising It may surprise those outside the Republic of Ireland that Sinn Féin (SF) came in second in the recent Irish elections. However, people voting for a political party with a strong connection to the IRA and many of the murders in the North during the Troubles and which still refuses…


Purple Sash Revolution

by C.J. Williams   Past and present converged at Nancy Pelosi’s office in Washington D.C., January 22nd, 2020. It was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Women across the nation were celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage. And a large crew of women — myself included — were tying it all together with a purple…


Abortion and War: Breaking through the Euphemism Barrier

by Sarah Field Have you ever noticed the similarities between pro-abortion and pro-war arguments? It seems that whenever we want to justify killing people, we just automatically adopt similar conversational rules in order to maintain a veneer of respectability. Of course, it’s important to be clear that one is not supporting killing in general. For…