History of Abortion

This abortion history timeline thoroughly explores the history of abortion, mostly in the United States.  It marks important times and events, as well as the arguments used by pro-choice abortionists and their pro-life opponents.  Some of the arguments are heated,...

Trinitarian Faith

Mark A. McNeil AUTHOR'S NOTE:  The following article is intended to express some basic ideas that are involved in understanding Scripture, especially pertaining to the Trinity.  Although some space is spent on methodology and interpretive questions, I feel that the...

Pro-Life Physician Horatio Storer

Your Ancestors and You Frederick N. Dyer, Ph.D.           Although largely forgotten today, Dr. Horatio Robinson Storer (1830-1922) was one of the most influential figures of the 19th century.  He made large contributions to gynecology and abdominal surgery and...

I'm Pro-Life and Oppose Embryonic Stem Cell Research

I'm Pro-Life and Oppose Embryonic Stem Cell ResearchAn essay by J.C. Willke, M.DLife Issues Institute; June 27, 2001 Much has been said and written about 'stem cell' research.  Unfortunately, a number of biologic inaccuracies continue to be promulgated and, as a...

Wager on the Existence of God

WHY, Part II A speech by Lee Bohannon The title of my talk is "Why, Part II," in acknowledgement of a speech with a similar title given by one of our talented, illustrious members.  In that speech, the topic concerned games of chance, and the popularity of such games....

Search for Truth

A speech by Lee Bohannon: 'What is truth?'  This question was asked two thousand years ago to a condemned man awaiting death by crucifixion.  The questioner was Pilate, a Roman governor.  The condemned man, as you already know, was Jesus of Nazareth....

Is Suicide Lawful?

Originally published in the Catholic Mind, March 8, 1916, pp. 136-139. A CORRESPONDENT writes to the Bombay Examiner and Ernest R. Null responds: Sir: Read the famous (or infamous) lines from 'Barrack Room Ballads' (by Kipling): When you're wounded and lying on...

Why Not [Abortion]? A Book for Every Woman

Why Not?: A Book for Every Woman THE PRIZE ESSAY TO WHICH THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AWARDED THE GOLD MEDAL FOR MDCCCLXV. BY HORATIO ROBINSON STORER, M.D., OF BOSTON, Surgeon to the Franciscan Hospital for Women; Professor of Obstetrics and the Diseases of Women...

Pro-Life Speech

Pro-Life Speech:  National Sanctity of Human Life Day A speech by Larry Bohannon delivered 01/17/2003 to Garden Oaks Baptist Church: Houston, Texas On behalf of the Salt & Light team, I would like to speak to you about a subject that is near and dear to our...

Pro-Life Music

Through the ages, song has come from the hearts of men.  David sung of his love and even despair, yet always turned to his Lord.  Over two millennia later Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth century Abbess, twined theology and music to compose canticles and antiphons that...

Terri's Slow-Motion Torture Death

Terri's slow-motion torture deathAn essay by Msgr. James C. Brunner As this is written, the feeding tube of Terri Schiavo has been removed by order of Judge George Greer and, unless a federal court intervenes, she will die a painful death by starvation in a period...

The Real Problem with Abortion

The Real Problem with Abortion Mark A. McNeil Introduction   When engaging in culturally and ethically controversial topics like abortion, I have found that most people latch onto a specific idea and use it to counter every argument offered against their view....

A Physician's Reply, 1876

A Physician's Reply to the Solicitations of a Married Woman to Produce a Miscarriage for her. From the May 1876, Nashville Journal of Medicine and Surgery, volume 17, no. 5, pages 200-203. Madam-You ask me to put in requisition my medical and surgical knowledge and...

Sanctity of Life Resource Packet

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in support of abortion; Roe v. Wade changed the course of American history.  For some, when the anniversary of that day comes, there is a celebration in their heart.  However, for those who cherish life, we look at...

Essays and Speeches

We need truth in order to live.  Although sufficiently available to us, truth has become elusive for many people.  So how is it that we need truth but not seem to find it?  The answer lies in our rejection of the underlying order of the universe, which we speak of as...

Planned Parenthood: Abortion, Race, Animals, & Pain

Turkeys matter, but children are a choice First published at WorldNetDaily on November 29, 2005 by Mychal Massie Mention that between 1882 and 1968, 3,446 blacks were lynched in the United States and the loud sucking noise you hear would be Jesse Jackson, Kweise...

The Need for a Moral Code

A speech by Lee Bohannon Sometimes I hear people talking about the Roman Catholic Church.  Sometimes they say good things, but more often, especially if non-Catholics are speaking, I hear criticisms, One of the more prevalent criticisms involves the Church's...

Hyde vs. Clinton: Veto of Partial Birth Abortion Ban

Henry Hyde's Plea to Override the President's Veto of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Taken from the Congressional Record September 19, 1996 Mr. Speaker, I beg the indulgence of my colleagues not to ask me to yield because I cannot and will not and I would appreciate...

Physicians' Crusade Against Abortion

By Frederick N. Dyer, Ph.D. On November 7, 1855, Dr. David Humphreys Storer gave the Introductory Lecture that commenced the term of Harvard's Massachusetts Medical College where Storer was the Professor of Obstetrics and Medical Jurisprudence.  The lecture was...

Between Two Holocausts

Between Two Holocausts By Bonnie Chernin Rogoff (lotekchow -AT- aol.com): Founder, Jews For Life Last June, five Supreme Court Justices reached the chilling conclusion that no law can be established to preserve and protect a viable child's life, at any stage of...

Foeticide, or Criminal Abortion

Foeticide, or Criminal Abortion: A Lecture Introductory to the Course on Obstetrics and Disease of Women and Children Dr. Hugh L. Hodge, University of Pennsylvania, 1869. The history of almost every nation is blackened by the hideous, unnatural crime of infanticide....

Bill of Rights: Pros and Cons

An essay by Samuel Gregg As historians look back on the 20th century, some will note the assertion of rights claims as one of its distinguishing features.  No one would dispute that much good has flowed from this development. The US civil-rights movement facilitated,...

What About Abortion?

An essay written by Larry Bohannon for college students and young adults What do you think about abortion?  Most people try not to think about it.  They wish to avoid the overwhelming horrible reality.  Abortion is an intentional violent act that kills...

Evil in Our Time

An Essay on Abortion by Larry Bohannon Abortion is the practice of killing the weakest and most defenseless among us.  Yet, tragically, it has been ingrained in our culture.  Since the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, some 40 million...

Abortion: A Choice Against Women

Abortion: A Choice Against WomenBy Fr. Frank A. Pavone:National Director of Priest for Life Abortion is often presented as an issue of "women's rights."  It is seen as something desirable for women, and as a benefit to which they should have as much access as...

The Calloused Conscience

The Calloused Conscience The Calloused Conscience By Paul Greenberg: Pulitzer-prize winning syndicated columnist and the editorial page editor of Arkansas Democrat Gazette When the U. S. House of Representatives passed an Unborn Victims Act making it a crime to harm...

Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

President Bush Signs Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 The Ronald Reagan Building Washington, D.C. November 5, 2003 [A Transcript of Bush's speech when signing the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003] THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.  Good afternoon.  I'm...

Rex v. Beare, 1732

Rex v. Beare, 1732 The Tryal of Elenanor Beare of Derby, England Rex v. Beare August 15, 1732 [The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 2, August 1732, p. 931-2.  Internet Library of Early Journals.] Eleanor Merriman, now the Wife of Ebenezer Beare, indicted for a...

It Is not a Liberal Cause to Support Abortion

It is not a liberal cause to support abortion: It is anti-life and anti-Church An essay by Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss, Archdiocese of Omaha After Hitler gained political power in Germany, he made the Jews the scapegoat for all the economic woes that assailed the...

"Wantedness" and Social Justice

'Wantedness' and Social Justiceby Wanda Franz, Ph.D. (Dr. Wanda Franz, the President of National Right to Life, is a developmental psychologist and a professor of child psychology at West Virginia University.) In 1920, two German professors published a small book...