Month: December 2016

Pro Life Credentials? One Catholic Activist’s Story

by Tara Simons When people demand to see my credentials for being pro-life, my instinct is to ignore them. No one should have to prove to anyone else that they are worthy of the title. I also suspect that no amount of pro-life activism will satisfy them. But here is my story anyway.

Month: December 2016

Reducing Abortion: What’s Marriage Got To Do With It?

We believe that the most effective means of reducing, and potentially eradicating, abortion comes through lessening the demand rather than the supply. On a socially applicable level, this includes greater access to healthcare, pre and post-natal care, mandatory paid leave, job protection, equal wages, sexual education, and stronger comprehensive support systems.”Poverty has a direct effect

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Month: December 2016

The Irony of Electoral Backlash

By Julia Smucker In late November 2012, the Consistent Life Network’s newsletter Peace & Life Connections pointed out a counterintuitive set of facts. First, the administrations of publicly pro-choice presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama saw declines in abortion rates and providers, under very different economic circumstances. Secondly, the Obama administration continued and even expanded

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Month: December 2016

#BothLivesMatter, Mary’s Personhood, and the Ohio Ban on Abortion

By MT Davila The news that Ohio lawmakers had finally passed a ban on abortion beginning at six weeks from conception, so-called “heartbeat” laws because they seek to protect the life of the unborn from the moment a heartbeat is audible, are the kind that would make most pro-life advocates rejoice. Regardless of whether these

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Month: December 2016

More Than a Slogan

By John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe   “Did you say that pro-life activists who are also conservative Republicans don’t care about racism or justice or anything like that? You are so ignorant! Conservatives are always more generous giving money and time to help – to help in every way you can think of! Check the data any way

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