Fierce resistance to that which defiles

R.R. Reno writes on fascism and anti-fascism in light of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s public threats against members of the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week, wherein Sen. Schumer told two U.S. Supreme Court justice that—if they didn’t vote to strike down a Louisiana law mandating hospital safety standards for abortion clinics—those Supreme Court…

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National Press Club press conference in support of Louisiana law

We held a press conference this afternoon at the National Press Club in advance of tomorrow’s “Protect Women Protect Life Rally” at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Louisiana’s health and safety law: National Pro-life Coalition Holds Press Conference Ahead of Oral Arguments in Landmark Abortion Case U.S. Senators, Representatives to join Louisiana State…

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‘Frodo undertook his quest out of love’

Mary Nikkel writes about the virtue of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Frodo, whose obstacles are “primarily internal” in contrast with the obstacles Sam faces, which are “exterior to himself”. Nikkel draws out Tolkien’s understanding of Frodo’s heroic virtue: I remember when I was younger, I struggled to accept and understand why a lot of my peers found Frodo…

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March for Life 2020

Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs are in Washington, DC this weekend and they came to be a part of today’s March for Life, marking 47 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s imposed Roe doctrine of lawful indifference to human life. It’s a powerful and hopeful week of events, organizing, rallying, prayer, and companionship…

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President Trump to speak at the March for Life

Kimberly Leonard reports that President Trump will speak to the March for Life tomorrow, becoming the first president to address the rally in person in its 47 year history: President Trump will deliver an in-person speech on Friday at the March for Life, an annual rally held in Washington protesting the legalization of abortion. Trump…

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One who breaks an unjust law

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here’s MLK on the difference between just law and unjust law: One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to…

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The political task of Christians

What if we woke up one day only to realize that what we thought we knew of the world was wrong? Fr. Stephen Freeman writes that our knowledge of the world, and the way we think, is flawed in a very particular way: No one has written more insightfully nor critically about secularism than the…

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Human rights and human violence

Today the District of Columbia moved closer to embracing the fiction the human rights can ever include a right to end human life. David Grosso, DC Council At-Large, described the Strengthening Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2019, which he co-sponsored, this way: To amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 to recognize the right to…

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Advising abortion based upon a guess

Gina Christian reports on the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia’s 38th Annual Stand Up for Life Dinner, which took place last month in Philadelphia: When Rachel Guy was just 22 weeks old, several doctors urged her mother to have an abortion. They explained that a “chromosomal abnormality” would very likely leave Rachel blind and deaf.…

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Americans want abortion clinics held to same medical standards as hospitals

Earlier this year we commissioned an Americans United for Life/YouGov national poll in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing late-term abortion into law in New York, and we found that a supermajority of self-identified pro-choice Americans oppose New York-style late-term abortion. And earlier this month we released another Americans United for Life/YouGov national poll in…

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