Pro-Life Feminism in the Spotlight

Infanticide is on the increase to an extent inconceivable…. a recent Medical Convention [in rural Maine] unfolded a fearful condition of society in relation to this subject.  Dr. Oaks made the remark that, according to the best estimate he could make, there were four hundred murders annually produced by abortion in that county alone.  The [Read More…]

MSW on the Left and Abortion

Recently I wrote a critique of the Pro-Life movement, suggesting that it was in the grips of a totalizing ideology.   Several commentators responded by arguing that this sort of attack was a reflection of partisanship, that it did nothing for the Pro-Life movement, and that I was turning a blind-eye to similar faults among progressive [Read More…]

Blogging (and Marching) for All Life

To mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, the blog of the USCCB (worth perusing in its own right) has featured guest posts by four Catholic women, myself included.  Lisa Hendey of Catholic Mom writes about the ways technology has informed our knowledge of prenatal life.  Mary DeTurris Poust of Not Strictly Spiritual relates what she [Read More…]

A Double-Edged Defense of the Consistent Life Ethic

Kudos to Nick Neal, a board member for the Consistent Life network, for combating the nonsensical and utterly counterproductive notion that to defend life in one arena requires opposing it in another.  He previously did so in response to David Pakman’s hasty claims of correlation between maternal death rates and the outlawing of abortion, as well [Read More…]