Pro-life Movement


Why Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 January 2014
Human dignity and human rights, “for all God’s children.”

Pro-choice atheist to pro-life activist

Sheila Liaugminas | 20 May 2011
It takes an open and intelligent mind that always seeks truth, willing to go wherever that leads. Becoming a parent also helps.

‘How should we talk about abortion?’

Sheila Liaugminas | 10 May 2011
That was the subject of discussion on an hour of radio dedicated to changing the terms of debate between people who are pro-life and those who are pro-choice. Or even starting one….since both groups have been largely talking to themselves for decades.

Build a culture of life. Be a martyr if necessary.

Sheila Liaugminas | 17 March 2011
“If we’re uncomfortable being Christians in a public debate, then we’ve already lost the war.”

Justin Bieber’s every word

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 February 2011
I cannot explain the pop cult phenomenon of this young man and his meteroric rise to fame and his sensational following. But if he suddenly drops off the velocity meter or falls off the bubble…..I can probably tell you why.

Marking Roe

Sheila Liaugminas | 23 January 2011
The Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion in America turns 38 today. It’s getting old.

Choice to leave the abortion business

Sheila Liaugminas | 11 January 2011

Abby Johnson’s story spread rapidly back when she went from being a leader in Planned Parenthood and one of their clinic directors, to a committed pro-life advocate, in short order. After witnessing the horrifying sight of one abortion on an ultrasound screen. Now, she tells her compelling and dramatic story in 'unPlanned,' a new book about to be released. Great title, heart-stopping drama. It should certainly be a debate changer.


No choice in Chicago

Sheila Liaugminas | 10 March 2010
The pro-life movement has been as adaptable as it has been enduring. When Chicago passed the insidious ‘bubble zone’ ordinance, politicians not only denied citizens their free speech rights, they robbed women of their right to have a true choice when facing a challenging pregnancy. But pro-lifers found a simple, legal and tasteful way to silently offer women aid. Or so they thought...

When violence is the answer

Sheila Liaugminas | 13 September 2009
Some pro-lifers choose to use graphic images of the violence of abortion because they do force a visual confrontation with the stark reality.
 

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Christopher Dawson wrote of the Christians in 1935: “The great danger we have to meet is not the danger of violent persecution but rather that of the crushing out of religion from modern life by the sheer weight of a State-inspired public opinion and by the mass organization of society on a purely secular basis. Such a state of existence has never occurred before because the State has never been powerful enough to control every side of social life. The coming conflict is not one between religion and secular civilization but rather between the God-religious and the social-religions – in other words between the worship of God and the cult of the State.”

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