Freebie for collegians; post-abortive dad speaks out; sidewalk advocacy: Pick of the web 12/20/13

WRZYG6AFG5AA The Human Life Review is the oldest journal of its kind, promoting a culture of life. I was a subscriber for many years. HLR wants to give FREE subscriptions to college students. If that’s you, send your name and a valid .edu email address to (h/t Ava Voissem)

On the heels of this week’s assisted suicide hearing in Massachusetts comes this news from National Right to Life about a move in France to legalize such “aid in dying.” 

Irene Ogrizek is a Canadian anti-euthanasia activist and, in her words, a committed leftist. She finds herself at odds with some of her liberal neighbors over respecting the lives of vulnerable people within shaky healthcare systems. In her post Buffet Liberals and Champagne Charlies, she casts a critical eye on end-of-life attitudes and practices in Canada and Belgium.

Jeff Bradford, a post-abortive father, has a mission. “I believe God is calling men to get involved and to stand up for the child and for women and make a difference, and really call us to be what God’s called us to be. And that’s protectors.” Read John Jalsevac’s profile of Bradford and his work. (h/t

A former leader of 40 Days for Life has launched a new ministry to train sidewalk counselors. Check out Sidewalk Advocates for Life. Signups for the first round of training will begin in February.

Give yourself a Christmas present by reading the blog posts from The Radiance Foundation. Ryan Bomberger’s post this week (“What Would {a Prochoice} Jesus Do?”) is an exceptional Nativity meditation.

I confess that this one came to me in the mail, not on the web: my most recent newsletter from the Birthright office closest to me reminds me of some of the things families in crisis could use this Christmas (and all year ’round). If you’re doing any shopping this last weekend before Christmas, consider picking up something as small as a box of disposable diapers or as large as a new car seat for babies. Take it to your nearest Birthright, CareNet, or crisis pregnancy center. Your church may have a collection point, too. and picked up Leaven’s report on the Massachusetts assisted suicide hearing.

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