Posts Tagged ‘March for Life’

Mercy in a Culture of Death

Amid all the shouting, the rallies, the speeches, the chanting of “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Roe v Wade has got to go!” Amid the political lobbying, the thousands of cold stomping feet along Constitution Avenue, the sometimes dramatic displays in front of the Supreme Court, the shaking of heads in conversations about how bad things have become and bewilderment that abortion is still legal in an age when even science upholds the humanity of the...

The Pro-Life Generation is Here to Stay

By Brittany Higdon

As we recognize the 41st anniversary of the pivotal Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade, thousands of professional, single 20-somethings will use their paid time off, or, in some cases, unpaid time off to travel to Washington, D.C., to give a voice to the voiceless. Their pencil skirts and neckties will remain in their closets while they don heavy winter coats to brave the harsh D.C. winter to tell Congress that they will continue to...

Remembering Today’s Holy Innocents

During the Octave of Christmas, when we observe the Feast of the Holy Innocents, we particularly recall those murdered by King Herod who sought to wipe out the promised Messiah. The Church venerates these innocents as martyrs. The Catholic Encyclopedia cites St. Augustine in noting that “they died not only for Christ, but in His stead”.

The loss of a child is one of the most heart-wrenching losses a parent can experience. Whether ...

Hope for the Pro-life Movement

Is the annual March for Life, held on the 22nd of January, worth the trouble? Is there really any reasonable hope of ever overturning Roe v. Wade, of ever stopping the court-sanctioned baby killing?

Since the Supreme Court legislated abortion on demand 41 years ago, after casting about for constitutional justification and settling on an unenunciated privacy right lurking in the penumbras of the Constitution, abortion has been present in every state in...

The Language of Life

Planned Parenthood has seen the polling data and is backing away from the term “pro-choice.” This is not surprising.

You cannot claim to support a woman’s “right to choose” unless you fill in the blank and say what she can choose. In the case of abortion advocacy, the “right to choose” means the right of a woman to choose to kill her unborn child. Who is comfortable supporting that?

Planned Parenthood has produced a...