“If we are not active, and doing something to get rid of [abortion], then we are complicit in it.”

photo: Franciscan University It was a stirring night in Finnegan Fieldhouse when Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director-turned-pro-life activist, shared her story. Before I share the video playlist, just a point of reflection. Abby said: “One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was look at my parents, and tell them that I took the lives of two of their grandchildren.... More

Life and Nihilism: A Tableau of Recent Headlines

Let’s weave a tapestry of rather significant recent goings-on in life issues and see where it takes us… 1) An End-Run at Death Panels Loops Back. At the start of January the White House took end-of-life counseling out of new Medicare rules, after it was re-included, after it was explicitly removed from Obamacare. In and of itself end-of-life planning isn’t a bad thing, but when t... More

The last thing she saw was the baby’s perfectly formed backbone.

“…and then the uterus was empty, totally empty.” If you think abortion is no big deal, that it is just a medical procedure, that the fetus doesn’t feel pain, that there is no real impact on human life, read an excerpt from Abby Johnson’s book. Read the whole first chapter. Buy the book. A tiny hand grips the surgeon's hand during fetal surgery. I find it emblemat... More

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