Observations from the Walk for Life

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I‘m excited to report that I was able to make it to the West Coast Walk for Life while I was in San Francisco this weekend. I came really close to confining myself to the comfort of my hotel, but I’m so glad I went. Some pictures and observations: I’ve never seen so many… [Continue Reading]

A Life Beyond Reason

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I had another post all ready to go for today, but I’m going to bump it because I just read something that so moved me that I had to share it with you. Go read this stunning article called A Life Beyond Reason, in which Professor Chris Gabbard recounts how his severely disabled son… [Continue Reading]

The most powerful woman in the world

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail This is my new friend, Sister Joeine Darrington, whom I met during the couple of days we stayed with the Benedictine Sisters: She came over and sat with us during our meals with the sisters, and it was so much fun to chat with her. She’s 96 years old and has been a Benedictine… [Continue Reading]

Fear of life

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I keep thinking about Mei Fong’s heartbreaking article in the Wall Street Journal from a few weeks ago about Chinese parents who lost children in the Sichuan earthquake. One part in particular has stuck in my mind, filling me with sadness whenever I think about it: [Zhu Jianming] and his wife Lu Shuhua, 45,… [Continue Reading]

When Less is More: Finding Inspiration in Severe Disability

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I recently became familiar with the story of Jason and Angie Berger, whose daughter Sunni (pronounced “Sunny”) was born with a disorder causing her to be severely disabled. I was so touched by their story that I asked if I could do an interview with them. I hope that you find their answers as… [Continue Reading]

8 Ways to Talk to Your Pro-Choice Friends about the Pro-Life Position

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail My post from yesterday reminded me that I never linked to my latest article at Inside Catholic. 8 Ways to Talk to Your Pro-Choice Friends about the Pro-Life Position I once said that I’d die to keep abortion legal and easily accessible, and I meant it. I was vehemently pro-choice, as were most of… [Continue Reading]

A day at the Texas March for Life

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Friday night I told my husband I probably wasn’t going to go to the Texas March for Life with him the next day. My husband, who also used to be staunchly pro-choice, really wanted to go, but I had a million things to do and it was going to be cold. I said a… [Continue Reading]

Abortion and Holocaust comparisons

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail This is a Part II to my post from last Wednesday. (*) = link contains photo or video of an abortion or its results. A little over a year ago, shortly after I converted to the pro-life position from being rabidly pro-choice, I started to come across pro-life writing in which abortion was compared… [Continue Reading]

How would you know?

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail This picture haunts me: It’s just one of many pictures from a photo album full of pictures of the staff at Auschwitz relaxing and having a great time, sometimes with their children, during on-site retreats. I originally posted it as part of my post about “good people” and “bad people,” but I’ve thought about… [Continue Reading]

Why I was a pro-choice vegetarian

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Sometimes my pro-life friends express bewilderment at how someone could advocate for animal rights — going so far as to become a vegetarian — while having no problem with killing unborn humans. That viewpoint used to make perfect sense to me. And while I certainly don’t agree with it now, I find it to… [Continue Reading]