Since Charles Krauthammer is in the News Defending Torture

…and various manly readers from Pewsitter have busied themselves in my comboxes with the standard “Real Men Torture in Order to Stop Evil, You Pantywaist Moral Idiot” rhetoric, as well as reciting the routine Ticking Time Bomb Scenarios, and resuscitating Fr. Brian Harrison’s long-repudiated-by-Fr-Harrison tormented attempt to claim that torture in pursuit of life-saving information [Read More...]

What It Means to be Prolife and Not Merely Anti-Abortion

23 pro-life organizations filed a brief in an upcoming Supreme Court case, Young v. UPS, regarding a claim brought against UPS for pregnancy discrimination, in support of the woman whose pregnancy UPS refused to accommodate and placed on several unpaid leave, in which the woman lost her health insurance benefits. Three pro-life law professors at [Read More...]

Abp. Chaput Gets It

“It isn’t possible to be prolife and simultaneously forget the cries of the poor.” We can no longer afford to be merely anti-abortion. We have to be fully prolife. The Preferential Option for the Poor and the Preferential Option for Life are not opposites but inextricably bound up with one another. The term for those [Read More...]

The Preferential Option for Life

The difference between being prolife and being merely anti-abortion is under discussion by Yr. Obdt. Svt. over at America. [Read more...]

I’m Likin’ Abby Johnson Better and Better Everyday

The woman is prolife, not merely anti-abortion. Instead of driving abortion clinic workers further into their life of evil for the sake of a photo op, she befriends them and calls them out of that life. Instead of talking as though opposition to abortion is carte blanche to cheer for the killing of adults, she [Read More...]

If you are prolife and not merely anti-abortion…

…then shredding families will matter as much as killing children, since shredding families often leads to killing children–and killing other people too. [Read more...]

Consistent Life Ethic Indie Gogo

…sounds like a 60s retro prolife skit at a church summer camp, but is, in fact, a nifty fundraiser with cool T-shirt demonstrating that being prolife is more than merely being anti-abortion. Just click the pic: [Read more...]

Excellent! Here’s a sample of fully prolife thinking

A reader writes: Since you have been calling on Catholics to be pro-life and not just anti-abortion, I thought you might want to know that 23 pro-life organizations filed a brief in an upcoming Supreme Court case, Young v. UPS, regarding a claim brought against UPS for pregnancy discrimination, in support of the woman whose [Read More...]

Anti-Abortion-But-Not-Prolife Catholic at Work

Kansas Governor Is Forcing Disabled People Off Medicaid God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you. – Romans 2:24 Not a few conservative Catholics will argue “But this is a prudential judgment! Abortion is not a prudential judgment”. True. So think about it. Why is it that “prudential judgment” is always invoked in [Read More...]

It never happens and besides they deserve it

A reader writes: It seems that many of your readers are unwilling to believe that pregnant mothers face discrimination at the workplace. Perhaps they might consider Forbes to be a reliable source on this issue. We cannot be an effective voice for life issues if we aren’t willing to understand and be compassionate and supportive [Read More...]


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