Judie Brown column
Judie Brown is president and co-founder of American Life League, the nation's largest grassroots pro-life educational organization.

She has served three terms as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome. Daily Catholic cited her as one of the top 100 Catholics of the 20th century.

Judie has appeared on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Mother Angelica Live, The O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, Today, Oprah, and Larry King Live, as well as hundreds of other television and radio talk shows. Her comments regularly appear in major print media nationwide, and she has written numerous editorial pieces for magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post and USA Today.

Judie is married to Paul A. Brown, and they have three children and nine grandchildren. She and her husband have been involved in the pro-life movement since 1969.


Hypocrisy and zero tolerance policies
Judie Brown
September 20, 2014

Our culture has become one of violence-violence toward women, toward children, and toward innocent preborn babies. This disregard for human life and the well . . .


Death peddlers have no shame
Judie Brown
September 18, 2014

Those who kill preborn babies may have no shame, but we who fight to give voice to these innocent children certainly do. We watch in horror as minute after . . .


Hospital privileges for killers
Judie Brown
September 6, 2014

We must watch where we focus our energies. We must always be the voice of the preborn. And we can never allow compromise . . .


America's fear of children
Judie Brown
September 2, 2014

We witness today a growing trend toward love of self and disdain for those who get in the way of self-be they children, the infirm, or the elderly. Our "me" . . .


Propaganda film humanizes slaughtering children
Judie Brown
August 29, 2014

Abortion is a horrifying, tragic act that takes the life of a child who depended on his mother to care for him. Instead, his life is literally torn apart. A new . . .


Miscarriage: the heartbreak and the lies
Judie Brown
August 22, 2014

Suffering the loss of a child through miscarriage is a tragedy that evokes a great sadness. The direct killing of a child through abortion is also a tragedy. . . .


Ignorant slaves
Judie Brown
August 15, 2014

Our society has devolved to a place of entitlement and selfishness-a place where people feel we should get what we want when we want it no matter what. And if . . .


Another Georgetown outrage
Judie Brown
August 12, 2014

What has happened to childhood? What has happened to respect for families and their abilities to teach children morality? And why should an institute, let alone . . .


Mothers against children
Judie Brown
August 9, 2014

In our selfish world, we see motherhood scoffed at, we see babies thought of with disdain and discarded. We see people show more concern for the well-being of . . .


Planned Parenthood and Tuskegee--no difference
Judie Brown
August 7, 2014

It used to be said that it takes a village to raise a child. And it was not only comforting, but the norm, for people other than parents to watch out for . . .


Horror, exile, and death
Judie Brown
August 2, 2014

Atrocities against human beings occur every day worldwide. Often we hear an outcry when an offense is especially egregious. But what could be more egregious . . .


I am not a rug!
Judie Brown
July 30, 2014

Animals, especially those that are threatened or endangered, deserve our care and protection. But we must not close our eyes to humanity-to life that grows . . .


God is not welcome here
Judie Brown
July 25, 2014

Like a small child who tells his parent, "I can do it myself," man has repeatedly pushed God away. We seem to be telling God the same thing, yet it's not just . . .


The not-so-great British influence
Judie Brown
July 24, 2014

The lack of respect for life exists not only in America, but in other countries as well. We see this in a recent assisted suicide proposal and in the widespread . . .


Wireless birth control is no fantasy
Judie Brown
July 19, 2014

It seems that organizations are so anxious to provide birth control to women that they are even willing to now use microchips implanted in the human body to . . .


Rushing the innocent to die
Judie Brown
July 9, 2014

The culture of death is increasingly prevalent in today's society and around the world. It can be seen in the lack of respect and dignity shown for preborn . . .


Supreme Court 'Burwell v. Hobby Lobby' decision and lies?
Judie Brown
July 2, 2014

Judie Brown reacts to yesterday's SCOTUS decision and explains the truth about hormonal contraception-a truth that many do not understand. A truth that many do . . .


Destroying innocence one child at a time
Judie Brown
June 27, 2014

On a daily basis, we see the innocence of children eroded. Television, Internet articles, and social media combine to allow children to enter a world of . . .


Mother Mary: Planned Parenthood's nemesis
Judie Brown
June 25, 2014

Just as an earthly mother takes care of her children, so does our Blessed Mother. She is there for us in times of sadness, in times of despair, and in times of . . .


A tribute to Father Kenneth Walker, FSSP (1985-2014)
Judie Brown
June 21, 2014

An amazing man and priest tragically lost his life last week at the hands of a disturbed individual. Let us not reflect upon the wickedness of this murder, but . . .


Casey Kasem: a legend dies a sad death
Judie Brown
June 18, 2014

When a family member suffers, or is sick and dying, it is natural to want him to have the best care possible. But we must understand what proper care includes. . . .


Tolerance as moral principle
Judie Brown
June 13, 2014

It seems to be the mantra of today's society that we are told to be tolerant and to just accept the changes in morality that occur almost daily. Belief in God's . . .


Stop Big Abortion
Judie Brown
June 11, 2014

Big Abortion flourishes because not all human beings are valued. Big Abortion flourishes because a preborn baby's life is not given the respect it deserves. . . .


A Planned Parenthood parable
Judie Brown
June 7, 2014

Planned Parenthood tries with all its might to persuade people to its side, to lead them to think and believe that there is nothing wrong with aborting a child. . . .


Catholic bishops and grave responsibilities
Judie Brown
June 3, 2014

Catholic clergy must lead their flock, must not turn a blind eye to the tenets of the faith. They must stand up when an injustice is done and show the great . . .


Misery and joy in a lost city
Judie Brown
May 31, 2014

In a city that's gone bankrupt and is riddled with violence, it's easy to get lost in hopelessness. But one organization wants to change this. One organization . . .


A deep sadness amidst unthinkable crimes
Judie Brown
May 28, 2014

When tragedy occurs, the tendency of most people is to ask, "Why?" We want to know why it happened and how it can be prevented in the future. These are . . .


'Hateful,' 'racist,' and other malicious labels
Judie Brown
May 24, 2014

People often lack caution or finesse when speaking. They offend easily, they don't think, or they intend to create animosity. Because of this, we must always . . .


The pill kills families
Judie Brown
May 17, 2014

The destruction of the family is one of the greatest disasters of the last century. It has happened subtly, almost silently, and now we are left with the . . .


The death penalty and justice for all
Judie Brown
May 10, 2014

The skewed view of injustice in our country should make everyone take a step back and look hard at what it truly means to value the dignity of each and every . . .


We must first have mercy
Judie Brown
May 6, 2014

In order to effect change, we must act upon the words of mercy spoken by Christ and the successors of Peter. We must love and care for all of God's children, . . .


Advance directives are a bad idea
Judie Brown
May 2, 2014

End-of-life care is a crucial component to healthcare and one that has received much attention lately. With the push for people to sign advance directives, and . . .


A little thing called the pill
Judie Brown
April 30, 2014

Our society has taken a step away from what used to be thought of as the joys of motherhood and has firmly planted that foot in the weeds of selfishness. Gone . . .


Two popes and today's sexual chaos
Judie Brown
April 25, 2014

On Sunday, history will be made as Pope Francis will canonize two new saints – Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. This significant day is also a day . . .


Asexual human reproduction
Judie Brown
April 23, 2014

It is imperative in today's world to have a good understanding of science and the terms frequently used. Today's commentary explains these terms and helps . . .


Straightening our crooked road
Judie Brown
April 16, 2014

As we enter into Holy Week, we are constantly reminded of God's never-ending love for us-of the torment Christ went through so that we may spend eternity with . . .


The persecution of Sister Jane Dominic Laurel
Judie Brown
April 12, 2014

Teaching the truths about homosexuality, chastity, adultery, and how God wants us to live our lives is not always an easy thing to do. Nor is living that life. . . .


Surrogate parenting is wrong!
Judie Brown
April 9, 2014

Women selling their bodies as vessels has become an increasingly common commodity in today's society. But the moral implications are far-reaching, and the . . .


Beware! Your signature could kill you!
Judie Brown
April 5, 2014

Some say ignorance is bliss, but when it comes to your health, ignorance can be a death sentence. With the changes in the medical community and its policies, . . .


The Obama mandate and political power
Judie Brown
April 1, 2014

Lent is about halfway through, and we draw nearer to the day when Our Lord gave His life to save us from our sins. Yet our society daily tempts us to draw . . .


The pope and Obama--seeds of good and evil
Judie Brown
March 28, 2014

Jesus told us that, if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains. Yet the seeds most prevalent in society today are not those that bloom . . .


Catholics must be courageous
Judie Brown
March 25, 2014

It can be difficult to stand up for our faith, for what is right and good, for what we know to be the will of God. We need good leaders-clergy who will set that . . .


Transhumanists say no to death
Judie Brown
March 22, 2014

The latest children's book, penned by a transhumanist, is really going well beyond the reality that we know as human beings. The book, entitled Death Is Wrong, . . .


A child is never a burden
Judie Brown
March 20, 2014

The stories of heroic mothers rarely appear on the nightly news, even when they include prominent figures like Genevieve Shaw Brown, Travel and Lifestyle Editor . . .


When a human being is not
Judie Brown
March 5, 2014

For those of us who realize the truth – that life begins the moment a child is created – arguments suggesting otherwise are inane. When we hear the . . .


Deconstructing God's plan
Judie Brown
February 28, 2014

Love the sinner, hate the sin. That is something we are taught from the time we are children. But, in today's society, we are now taught to tolerate the sin, . . .


It's judgmental, hateful, and intolerant!
Judie Brown
February 25, 2014

It seems that, lately, those who agree that abortion is a woman's choice are the only ones who are allowed to speak out. If you are pro-life and state this, or . . .


Contraception is the root cause of abortion!
Judie Brown
February 22, 2014

Imagine that your doctor has just given you the terrific news that your annual checkup went well and that all of your tests show that you are in perfect health. . . .


Perverse fruits of IVF
Judie Brown
February 19, 2014

The medical community touts in vitro fertilization as something great, something amazing. But it omits the fact that this procedure is not victimless. Neither . . .


Skewed numbers equal more dead babies
Judie Brown
February 11, 2014

Interpretation of data is of utmost importance when looking at the latest Guttmacher report. To understand the enormity of how many babies are aborted each year . . .


Catholic bishops: paper tigers or roaring lions?
Judie Brown
February 7, 2014

Catholic bishops and clergy have a responsibility to not only make their voices heard, but to teach those of the Catholic faith how to use their own voices. . . .


The cookie wars get traction, but will it last?
Judie Brown
February 4, 2014

It's about more than just cookies. It's about a way of life – a disturbing move toward immorality that many are turning a blind eye to. Some people . . .


The devil made me do it!
Judie Brown
February 1, 2014

Satan may be depicted as a red-horned creature, but his appearance is much more insidious. He comes to us through other people, through actions, through . . .


Baby pandas, human babies, and the press
Judie Brown
January 29, 2014

A sweet newborn baby being loved and doted upon, every movement and sound watched and carefully noted. Sounds like a typical newborn human baby, but in this . . .


Socially polite child abuse
Judie Brown
January 24, 2014

Most people will decry the abuse of a child and say that it's one of the worst things a person could do to another. So why aren't these same people crying for . . .


Forty-one years later the cruelty rages
Judie Brown
January 23, 2014

Forty-one years have passed since the Supreme Court took away the rights of an innocent class of people and allowed them to be killed at will. Forty-one years . . .


Talking about abortion
Judie Brown
January 14, 2014

Every life – born and preborn – has value and must be treated with dignity and respect. Abortion is the direct taking of a precious life – and . . .


Sorry, baby, you don't exist!
Judie Brown
January 11, 2014

Spilled coffee, ice having to be scraped off of a windshield, and a fender bender on the way to work – all are scenarios that cause inconvenience or that . . .


Formed in the womb? It makes no sense
Judie Brown
January 7, 2014

The weight of words is significant and what we choose to say or convey to others often determines what they believe. So we must choose our words well, and with . . .


Jahi McMath: a precious living human being
Judie Brown
January 4, 2014

A young child's life is threatened. Her family is devastated and suffering. Imagine the possibility of losing a child – something no family should ever go . . .


Wishing you a filthy new year?
Judie Brown
December 31, 2013

It is that time of year to evaluate your life, to examine behaviors, and to determine how to make the next year better. Today's commentary shows us how Planned . . .


Is there still no room for Him at the inn?
Judie Brown
December 24, 2013

Our Lord Jesus Christ, who created us in His image and likeness, came into the world as a tiny baby over 2,000 years ago to save us from sin. We rejoice at this . . .


POLST--let the signer beware!
Judie Brown
December 17, 2013

It's normal to want to trust your doctor's advice, to heed his every word when it comes to your own care, or the care of a loved one. You know he has taken the . . .


Contraceptive worshippers decry fairness
Judie Brown
December 14, 2013

Two cases coming before the Supreme Court are a reflection of the morality inherent in our society today. Rampant sexuality and the use of contraceptives seem . . .


Fluke's gimmick
Judie Brown
December 3, 2013

It is a sad moment in history when a government calls upon a lone woman to testify about contraception and attempts to tell the country she is representative of . . .


The billionaire's club: philanthropy or mischief?
Judie Brown
November 20, 2013

A group of immensely wealthy individuals pledge to give at least half of their money to the needy. It's an incredible gift of generosity. Yet what if these . . .


Obama healthcare law sentences the innocent to death
Judie Brown
November 16, 2013

We all have reason to fear for the future – for our families and for children not yet conceived. Insurance is supposed to protect people, to proffer . . .


Why is that baby an enemy?
Judie Brown
November 12, 2013

Many people today have a skewed idea as to who the enemy is when it comes to abortion. Most think it's the baby – the defenseless child who is a "burden," . . .


The miracle of human creation
Judie Brown
November 8, 2013

A beautifully made video illustrates the beginnings and development of human life. This kind of tool is important in the education and enlightenment of others . . .


Challenging children to chastity
Judie Brown
November 6, 2013

Parents are the first teachers their children will ever have. But once these children enter the world of school and peers, there are other influences that are . . .


Why doesn't Pope Francis do something?
Judie Brown
November 1, 2013

Through His commandments and the tenets of the Church, God lays out a plan for how we should live in order to attain eternal life. All we need to do is listen . . .


Call it human trafficking or human junking--the result is the same
Judie Brown
October 29, 2013

Not only are some people content with stealing the lives of preborn babies for their own selfish ways, but now there is a growing trend of stealing children's . . .


Let's not tolerate the intolerable!
Judie Brown
October 23, 2013

Christ is truly present – body, blood, soul, and divinity – in the Holy Eucharist. We must venerate His presence, honor Him for all He has done for . . .


Sexual behavior and the absence of common sense
Judie Brown
October 19, 2013

We seem to be losing the ability to determine what is really best for our minds, bodies, and souls. Instead, we focus on the here and now. We seek pleasure at . . .


To kill or not to kill: it all depends
Judie Brown
October 15, 2013

It seems that it's becoming easier to pick and choose when we should take the life of a human being – and that all too often those people who are chosen . . .


Breeding lethal attitudes
Judie Brown
October 12, 2013

When you tell someone something repeatedly and over many years, they come to believe it. That seems to be the case with the acceptance of contraception and . . .


Mercifully killing our cat
Judie Brown
October 8, 2013

When we repeatedly devalue human beings, we learn to be cold and unfeeling about their importance and worth. When we hasten death, or care more about animals, . . .


Our morally fractured society
Judie Brown
October 5, 2013

The words of Pope Francis and Archbishop Charles Chaput should give us pause this weekend and make us think about the growing trend in our society to devalue . . .


Catholic Relief Services: A pox on the church?
Judie Brown
October 2, 2013

Catholic organizations and entities must strive to uphold Church teachings in all ways at all times. How long can we tolerate an evil marring the Church by one . . .


Obamacare, Catholics, and Jesus Christ
Judie Brown
September 28, 2013

Leadership and education. Two things not seen in abundance from the Church's clergy today. When Catholics don't know or understand the Church's teaching on . . .


America's struggle with moral gravity
Judie Brown
September 25, 2013

In a culture with so many shades of gray and with people caring mainly for themselves and looking out for their own interests, is it any wonder that most people . . .


Hey CRS, We heard it on the Grapevine!
Judie Brown
September 21, 2013

It is the duty of Catholic organizations to uphold the tenets and teachings of the Catholic Church. Any support given to other organizations must be in line . . .


Strauss played the violin; CRS plays Catholic bishops
Judie Brown
September 19, 2013

The example that the Catholic Church sets around the world must be one that adheres to the tenets of the Catholic faith. The Church financially supports many . . .


The human machine?
Judie Brown
September 14, 2013

Man is created in the image and likeness of God. All life, at every stage, has value and should be cherished because he is a child of God. Yet, more and more . . .


On abortion, Johnny cannot get his facts straight
Judie Brown
September 10, 2013

We all realize theoretically the importance of language and the necessity for accuracy, but unfortunately these concepts do not always get applied when it comes . . .


Syrian children v. American children
Judie Brown
September 7, 2013

No matter which adjective you put in front of the word "children," it does not add to or take away from the importance or sacredness of each and every one of . . .


Social media, dehumanization, and first words
Judie Brown
September 3, 2013

God has instructed us to take care of our fellow man. The Golden Rule instructs us to do unto others as we would have done to us. Yet time after time people . . .


Blinded by truth
Judie Brown
August 31, 2013

The word justice is frequently thrown around, but not often understood. When will people come to realize that, through every act of abortion, a child is . . .


Martyrdom in America
Judie Brown
August 27, 2013

Maintaining courage in faith – something the apostles had to learn and also something that we must learn. Our Lord shows us what we need to do, but we do . . .


A gut-wrenching failure
Judie Brown
August 24, 2013

Mandated coverage for birth control is disturbing enough, but when Catholic leaders and healthcare providers don't stand up for Catholic teachings and proclaim . . .


A single term makes all the difference
Judie Brown
August 21, 2013

A human being is a human being from the moment he is created. This scientific fact cannot be changed or stunted based on a survey or on someone's opinion. . . .


Imposing death with quality control standards
Judie Brown
August 17, 2013

After numerous years of devaluing life, our society hardly thinks much of it anymore. Babies are killed before they take their first breath of air and the sick . . .


Trading on human greed
Judie Brown
August 14, 2013

Thinking only of yourself and your own wants and needs puts you above all else, which means that you take the place that rightfully belongs to God. When you do . . .


Excuse me! This is a baby, not a policy issue
Judie Brown
August 10, 2013

The life of every baby – born or preborn – is precious. Yet people still don't seem to understand that a preborn baby deserves all the rights of any . . .


The culture's casual descent into oblivion
Judie Brown
August 6, 2013

Just as the proverbial frog does not understand he is about to perish as the water he is in is slowly approaching a boil, many Catholics do not understand that . . .


Counterfeit Catholics
Judie Brown
August 3, 2013

The teachings of our Lord and our Church are something every Catholic should take very seriously. These truths must not be distorted and twisted. Yet this is . . .


Aborting justice over dead bodies
Judie Brown
July 31, 2013

In our society, an entire group of people are dismissed and denied the most basic right – the right to life. And, day after day, laws are continually . . .


Conscription into maternity--say what?
Judie Brown
July 27, 2013

Instead of being cherished and revered, motherhood has, to some, become something to abhor and criticize. With an administration telling women that babies can . . .


Rejecting virtue is violent to the core
Judie Brown
July 23, 2013

The growing trend today is for people to focus a great deal of time and effort on strengthening their bodies. While this is an important thing, we cannot focus . . .


Catholic Health Association's Obama adoration
Judie Brown
July 21, 2013

For an organization to say it is Catholic, and to even have the word Catholic in its name, is to tell the world that it espouses Catholic doctrine. This is what . . .


Doctor executioners
Judie Brown
July 16, 2013

The word "physician" has historically connoted a feeling of trust, of comfort, and of reassurance. A doctor must care for his patients, must do his best to heal . . .


Catholic Relief Services masters blowing smoke
Judie Brown
July 14, 2013

Christ and His Church deserve strong leaders who are not afraid to stand up for the teachings that many today scoff at and deride. These leaders must be . . .


The scandal within Catholic Relief Services
Judie Brown
July 9, 2013

A Catholic organization must be exactly that. It must stand for Catholic values and teachings and never waver one iota from them. Today's commentary addresses . . .


Final HHS mandate furnishes freedom from God, not in God
Judie Brown
July 6, 2013

The country founded on religious beliefs and that adopted a motto saying that we trust in God has become weak and lost. No longer do we trust in God. We trust . . .


A tribute to Magaly Llaguno, distinguished pro-life leader
Judie Brown
July 3, 2013

We mourn the loss of someone truly special and unique, yet we also celebrate her life and her countless contributions. Magaly Llaguno was an amazing woman who . . .


'Gay' marriage and contraception
Judie Brown
June 29, 2013

As our country slides deeper into a moral abyss, many stand by either gaping at these changes or passively watching them happen. Neither of these things is . . .


Abortion and racism in America
Judie Brown
June 25, 2013

As an increasing number of staff members are turning in the late-term abortionists they work for, growing numbers of people are exposed to the horrors of . . .


Dying for the truth
Judie Brown
June 18, 2013

Do we have the courage to stand up for our faith and for the truths taught to us by the Church – rather than some warped version we might find easier to . . .


America the ugly!
Judie Brown
June 16, 2013

We currently live in a nation where morality is routinely discarded and pleasure is sought and revered at all times. If anyone dares to speak out against this . . .


Planned Parenthood's longstanding war on God
Judie Brown
June 12, 2013

As individuals, we have the right to be discerning and choose where we send our money and how we spend it. But this is not always so with our tax dollars. . . .


Holocaust then and now
Judie Brown
June 5, 2013

After World War II, we swore we'd never allow genocide and mass murder to occur on that scale again. We thought our eyes had been opened to the atrocities. But . . .


Catholic church succumbed to contraceptive mandates years ago
Judie Brown
June 2, 2013

Public opinion and the whims of the people cannot and should not dictate what the clergy of the Church will allow or advocate. Our Church was founded on the . . .


Tragedy in a test tube
Judie Brown
May 29, 2013

Frozen eggs, babies created by science, money dictating whether or not a couple can have a baby. All things that go against the natural law. Whatever happened . . .


Cardinal Dolan's mess
Judie Brown
May 25, 2013

These are confusing times in which we live. During confusing times, we need leaders who can bring us out of the darkness and offer understanding and leadership. . . .


A cardinal flub
Judie Brown
May 23, 2013

In Pope Francis, we have seen an excellent example of the kind of leader our Church needs. This is not always the case with other members of the clergy, . . .


A Gosnell lesson
Judie Brown
May 18, 2013

While we were all horrified by the actions of Kermit Gosnell, we should likewise be horrified by the millions of babies killed since abortion was decriminalized . . .


The pope, a cardinal, and courageous deeds
Judie Brown
May 14, 2013

Throughout history, during scandals and difficult times, men have stood up for what is right and for what should happen according to God's will and the natural . . .


Motherhood has become a cultural anomaly!
Judie Brown
May 12, 2013

Mother's Day is Sunday. Traditionally, it is a day to honor and respect all that mothers do and sacrifice for the sake of their children. And while this day is . . .


Plan B contributes to twisted diversity
Judie Brown
May 8, 2013

When a society teaches its children to value things above people and to value personal pleasure above all else, what is the result? A society of people who no . . .


Are Gosnell's coldblooded acts a logical result?
Judie Brown
May 3, 2013

We all know how easy it is to become sensitized to something – whether it be violence on TV, song lyrics on the radio, or something else entirely. But . . .


'Flush it' down the toilet
Judie Brown
May 1, 2013

How does humanity get to the point where a person can actually feel comfortable telling another human being to flush her baby down the toilet? This sickening . . .


Obama's Achilles' heel--preborn babies
Judie Brown
April 27, 2013

Amidst the nation's numerous tragedies occurring today, we find our president willing to comfort the victims and rush to their aid. While this is both necessary . . .


It's a Gosnell world
Judie Brown
April 23, 2013

What is it that makes mainstream media all but ignore the horrors perpetrated by Kermit Gosnell? What is it that makes most Americans have only a passing . . .


Messaging
Judie Brown
April 20, 2013

All day long we are bombarded by messages – from the TV, Internet, friends, family, and newspapers. Often we hear them, but don't really think. And . . .


Call it what you will, promiscuity is bad news!
Judie Brown
April 17, 2013

We have become a society of people mostly concerned with only the wants and needs of our own selves. If a baby is inconvenient in any way – created at the . . .


The results of slicing and dicing babies
Judie Brown
April 13, 2013

The murder of a human being is a tragic, horrible crime. Lives are shattered, people mourn. In cases where multiple people are murdered, our nation's press . . .


Planned Parenthood lies, cheats, and steals
Judie Brown
April 10, 2013

The law has a word for someone who lies, cheats, and steals. That person is called a criminal. Yet when an organization such as Planned Parenthood takes actions . . .


Intellectual fog of death
Judie Brown
April 6, 2013

When we look around our country and see people mired in actions that hurt or maim themselves, put their health in jeopardy, or kill an innocent baby, we must . . .


Where have all the children gone, Chicago?
Judie Brown
April 3, 2013

Are events in the Chicago area a hint of what will happen in the future in our nation? As our country falls deeper and deeper into moral insanity, people must . . .


What is in an egg besides trouble?
Judie Brown
March 27, 2013

The constant devaluing of human life is sinking daily to a new low. With widespread appreciation for techniques that manipulate and destroy human embryos, our . . .


American Catholic bishops and the new normal
Judie Brown
March 24, 2013

As Catholics around the world rejoice at the election of a new pope, Americans worry about the leadership in our country by our bishops. We read canon law and . . .


In the footsteps of Saint Peter
Judie Brown
March 20, 2013

Last week, the Holy Spirit inspired dozens of men to elect a new leader for the Catholic Church. Though speculation abounded as to which of the cardinals would . . .


Heroism in the face of scandal
Judie Brown
March 12, 2013

There are many legitimate, professional news reports these days that are exposing heroism among Catholic bishops versus the creeping crud of secularism within . . .


Identifying the human being requires no debate
Judie Brown
March 8, 2013

There should be no debate when it comes to a human life. Once a child is created, he is a person from that moment onward – a person who deserves both . . .


Cardinal silliness
Judie Brown
March 6, 2013

As we await the conclave that will elect a new pope, we pray that the leaders of the Church will come together in harmony and peace and without distractions. . . .


Proposing that society 'reduce' evil
Judie Brown
March 2, 2013

The evil and the horror that are abortion and the blatant disregard for the value of human life cannot be overcome by merely reducing their amount. When people . . .


A brilliant teacher steps down from the papacy
Judie Brown
February 26, 2013

As the Church prepares for the election of a new pope, we reflect upon the inspiring works and teachings of Pope Benedict XVI. We thank God for his service and . . .


Abortion is crippling honesty
Judie Brown
February 23, 2013

If we lie to ourselves long enough, we will begin to believe those lies. And after 40 years, enough people believe the lies of abortion that they are hardly . . .


Are Catholics getting what we deserve?
Judie Brown
February 20, 2013

With Obamacare and the HHS contraceptive mandate looming, many eyes seem to be opening for the first time about the destructiveness of these laws – not . . .


Fixing our kids
Judie Brown
February 16, 2013

Today's commentary advises us to take a step back and look at the next generation that we are attempting to raise. Do we see a generation of young people . . .


Driving out demons
Judie Brown
February 14, 2013

When leadership fails, those following often tend to fail as well. Our country and our Church cannot survive without strong leaders – and we need them now . . .


The Fluke doctrine
Judie Brown
February 9, 2013

Today's commentary addresses the sad fact that one woman's words and desires can not only influence so many, but be said to be a model for women everywhere. . . .


Obama mandate--extermination of religious freedom
Judie Brown
February 6, 2013

After countless months of protestations and lawsuits related to Obama's contraceptive mandate, a "compromise" has been issued. Yet has anything really changed . . .


How the USCCB reacts to the diabolical
Judie Brown
February 1, 2013

Once a child is created, he is a human being who should have all the rights of those who have lived to be born. But this is not the case. The taking of an . . .


The Roe enigma: what the Pew survey tells us
Judie Brown
January 29, 2013

A recent survey regarding opinions about abortion shows just how little Americans know about the preborn baby and his humanity. Most see abortion as merely an . . .


Abortion and America's dirty little secret
Judie Brown
January 26, 2013

As thousands march today to commemorate the day the Supreme Court legalized the murder of preborn babies, we must take a look at the road that led here. We must . . .


40 years later: reflecting on 'Roe' and 'Doe'
Judie Brown
January 23, 2013

For 40 years, America has allowed the legalized killing of the most innocent among us. Millions upon millions of babies have been slaughtered under the guise of . . .


The governor and the cardinal--buddies or not?
Judie Brown
January 18, 2013

In all areas of life, people need to look to the actions of a strong moral leader. This is especially true within the Catholic Church, where a growing number of . . .


Planned Parenthood's latest twist
Judie Brown
January 15, 2013

When it comes to the actions of Planned Parenthood, we must all be aware and informed. And it is our responsibility to make others aware as well. We cannot sit . . .


Mortal life without end? Really?
Judie Brown
January 13, 2013

A "perfect" person with no flaws, no illnesses, super strength, and a long life. Sound great in theory, doesn't it? Who wouldn't want to eradicate suffering and . . .


Love, justice, and the dying
Judie Brown
January 9, 2013

Love, kindness, and compassion. These are words that seem to be finding their way out of the treatment process when it comes to dealings with someone suffering . . .


Human rights or human wrongs?
Judie Brown
January 5, 2013

The line between what is an acceptable and moral practice is continually blurred, and may soon be nonexistent. In our "me first" society, it is expected that we . . .


Jindal's witches' brew: deconstructing Catholic teaching
Judie Brown
December 19, 2012

There's no shortage of Catholics serving in political offices. Knowing that should be comforting. But there is a shortage of Catholics who adhere to, and stand . . .


Human embryos as hors d'oeuvres
Judie Brown
December 15, 2012

It seems that, as a whole, our country is getting really good at fooling itself into thinking whatever it wants and justifying whatever actions it wants to take . . .


Can you spell insane?
Judie Brown
December 12, 2012

It seems that nearly every day we are bombarded with stories that show a blatant disregard for morality, for human life, or for religion. Those who believe in . . .


The poisonous candy: emergency contraception for kids
Judie Brown
December 8, 2012

Children grow up too fast and the few years they have when they can actually be children should be nurturing and character-forming. Today's world pushes . . .


Moral illiteracy's solution
Judie Brown
December 5, 2012

It's easy to lay blame for the moral decline of society on any number of things and people. And a lot of things and people are to blame. But assigning blame . . .


Women have become instruments of sorrow
Judie Brown
December 1, 2012

Little girls used to dream of the day when they would meet a man, fall in love, get married, and have children of their own. They would live their lives with a . . .


IVF as science fiction
Judie Brown
November 28, 2012

The mentality that having a child is a project or an achievement is becoming more prevalent in our society. Gone seem to be the days where babies are seen as a . . .


Current outrages expose ethical paralysis
Judie Brown
November 21, 2012

What do womb rentals, a book, rainbow families, and science all have to do with each other? All are examples of the way our society's morals and ethics have . . .


The fallacy of Catholic relativism
Judie Brown
November 16, 2012

Being a faithful Catholic means showing our faith both publicly and privately, not merely when it's convenient or easy. Living our faith is often difficult, but . . .


The tragic results of Planned Parenthood's political victory
Judie Brown
November 14, 2012

Our children are inundated with propaganda that tells them that promiscuity and sexual experience are part of growing up and exploring their worlds and their . . .


Post-election grunge and glory
Judie Brown
November 9, 2012

This past Tuesday was an opportunity for Catholics to publicly show their faith and determination to ensure that this country head forward in a manner . . .


Elections and Catholics
Judie Brown
November 6, 2012

Election Day is upon us. If we have been faithful to our civic and moral responsibilities, then we have evaluated the candidates, read Church documents, and . . .


Peter Singer's utopia
Judie Brown
November 3, 2012

We live in a world where animals and bodies of water are regarded with more respect and reverence than a preborn human being. What's worse is that very few . . .


Extremism as the excuse
Judie Brown
October 26, 2012

Words are powerful tools — tools that can be used for both good and evil. Words can inspire. Words can hurt. And words can be twisted. Today's commentary . . .


The cardinal's criteria fall into question
Judie Brown
October 20, 2012

When a prince of the Catholic Church creates two opposing sets of criteria regarding those with whom he will dine, something may be amiss. That's what Cardinal . . .


Obama insults Christ and gets invited to dinner?
Judie Brown
October 16, 2012

What do an annual banquet, President Obama, a Catholic cardinal, and Catholic charities have in common? All will merge on Thursday of this week — in a . . .


Negotiating your way to hell
Judie Brown
October 12, 2012

In just a few short weeks, our nation will be casting votes in both local and national elections. While some may act disinterested or think these elections hold . . .


Fungible human rights for negotiable human beings
Judie Brown
October 9, 2012

Somehow we, as a human race, have gotten it into our heads that babies are either something to be desired or not, something to be controlled or destroyed, or . . .


The folly of pandering to public opinion
Judie Brown
October 5, 2012

The Bible teaches the parable of the shepherd who lost a sheep and, through this, we have come to realize just how valuable and special each and every soul is . . .


Dying to be politically correct
Judie Brown
October 2, 2012

It used to be that doctors and hospitals did everything in their power to uphold the Hippocratic Oath and do no harm. Patients and their well-being came first, . . .


Dysfunctional America
Judie Brown
September 29, 2012

What do assisted suicide and an advertisement about drowning have in common? Both are indicative of the decline of morals that our society faces today. Both . . .


Hitting on women with deadly force
Judie Brown
September 25, 2012

The deadly force needed to murder a woman is far greater than the deadly force needed to murder a preborn baby, for the force needed to murder a preborn baby is . . .


Media-perpetuated hostility
Judie Brown
September 22, 2012

In a world where known abortion survivors can be called liars by news sources, and more air and press time are given to trivial matters such as food consumption . . .


Dear Cardinal Dolan, just say no!
Judie Brown
September 19, 2012

With the Al Smith Dinner drawing very near, we again must reflect upon what the invitation to President Obama tells both Catholics and others of the nation. . . .


Demagoguery leads to loss of freedom
Judie Brown
September 15, 2012

Addressing the fact that many Catholic politicians openly support abortion, writer and FOX news analyst, Bill O'Reilly, challenged Church authorities to stop . . .


The 'ART' baby and God: Why IVF is wrong
Judie Brown
September 11, 2012

Many people see in vitro fertilization as an acceptable means to an end — a baby who could not previously have been conceived. But what all does IVF . . .


Prescription for death
Judie Brown
September 8, 2012

What does an upcoming vote in Massachusetts have to do with society's increasing disregard for God and His laws? Today's commentary addresses this timely . . .


The Cardinal and the impudent
Judie Brown
September 4, 2012

Various statements attributed to Cardinal Timothy Dolan continue to create concern among Catholics and frustration among those of us who can see the double . . .


Political drama written for Catholics
Judie Brown
August 31, 2012

Today's commentary explains some recent events involving the Church and politics and attempts to help us sort through them. With so many contradictory . . .


The elephant and the human baby
Judie Brown
August 29, 2012

What do elephants have to do with human babies? Do elephants and other animals deserve as much concern as a human being? Today's commentary addresses a recent . . .


Cardinal Dolan, we beg you, please avoid the appearance of scandal!
Judie Brown
August 25, 2012

Today's commentary teaches the true meaning of the word scandal, not merely what pop culture would have us believe. Through an insightful and enlightening . . .


Catholics for Obama
Judie Brown
August 22, 2012

The use of Catholics within the Obama administration is frightening. For those who call themselves Catholics to align with the most pro-abortion president in U . . .


Is Obama's invitation to the Al Smith dinner causing Catholics to lose faith?
Judie Brown
August 18, 2012

Just as the shepherd who lost a sheep faithfully and fervently seeks the one lost, so must the hierarchy of the Church seek those who have lost faith because of . . .


What would Jesus do?
Judie Brown
August 14, 2012

While it is true that Jesus dined with sinners, it was for the purpose of converting their hearts, of teaching them His laws, and of inspiring them to change . . .


No dinner for Obama
Judie Brown
August 10, 2012

It cannot be said enough that our Church leaders must be consistent and that they must help guide us through the difficult times we face with our history's most . . .


Cathy, Dolan, and discipleship in action
Judie Brown
August 7, 2012

A real hero stands up for what is right and just, no matter the cost. In today's world, we see fewer and fewer true heroes. Yet, with a little inspiration, we . . .


Obama's war on God
Judie Brown
August 3, 2012

The latest news on the infamous Catholic Campaign for Human Development is more proof that the agency made a wrong turn a long time ago and may never recover. . . .


Lives 'unworthy to be lived' and POLST
Judie Brown
July 31, 2012

Anyone who enters a hospital or is suffering from a serious illness or accident need beware of the POLST form, for their very lives depend upon whether or not . . .


Rejecting in vitro fertilization for all the right reasons
Judie Brown
July 28, 2012

People do not understand the tragic consequences of in vitro fertilization. They see that a child has been created, but they do not see that children have been . . .


Who is really responsible?
Judie Brown
July 24, 2012

People learn by example, and people are easily influenced. This is why Planned Parenthood has such an easy time spreading its distorted view of sexuality. To . . .


Obama, Catholic Relief Services, and doublespeak
Judie Brown
July 20, 2012

Repeatedly, we see that the Catholic Church in America does not always take an adequate stand when it comes to upholding the tenets of our faith. Money from . . .


Attention pro-lifers! Can we afford to ignore the obvious?
Judie Brown
July 19, 2012

Being pro-life means more than just standing up against abortion. Being pro-life means advocating for each and every human person — born and preborn. It . . .


Reproductive wordplay
Judie Brown
July 14, 2012

Every good parent desires only positive influences in the lives of their children. We monitor the people our children spend time with, what they read, and what . . .


Violence against pro-lifers: evil and predictable
Judie Brown
July 11, 2012

It is not only sad, but terrifying, that there are people today who would get so enraged with those who are pro-life that they would attempt to frighten or even . . .


Moral relativism: no MoRe lies
Judie Brown
July 3, 2012

For many, it seems like living a moral life may be a thing of the past. The ability to discern the difference between right and wrong, to act upon Church laws . . .


When the womb is a battlefield
Judie Brown
June 29, 2012

A baby is a blessing. Sadly, that mentality seems to be a thing of the past. Instead, today a baby is often thought of as an intrusion, an annoyance, or a thing . . .


Proud to be American, but eternally committed to Christ
Judie Brown
June 27, 2012

With the increasing and pervasive threats on religious freedom in our country today, it is growing more difficult for some to continue to follow their beliefs . . .


Obamacare: will Supreme Court have the last word?
Judie Brown
June 23, 2012

With a Supreme Court decision regarding Obamacare expected soon, many are left wondering exactly how our society got to this position in the first place. How . . .


Catholic conscience betrayed
Judie Brown
June 20, 2012

Today's commentary addresses something we should all be concerned about, especially with this being an election year. Not only are the conscience rights of . . .


3,500 ways to avoid genetic imperfection
Judie Brown
June 12, 2012

The field of science has made countless advances over the last few decades — many of them beneficial and worthy of accolades. Yet, not all of these . . .


Breaking through the abortion nightmare
Judie Brown
June 10, 2012

Changing hearts one person at a time. That's what Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood worker, is trying to do with her new venture. Understanding the fear . . .


Obama's gendercide hypocrisy
Judie Brown
June 6, 2012

In 1973, the Supreme Court told the citizens of our country that it's legal to kill a preborn child. Now, with the ability to determine if that preborn child is . . .


Catholics and the heretical agenda
Judie Brown
June 2, 2012

Tomorrow American Life League is hosting its annual Pill Kills symposium in Washington, D.C. All are encouraged to attend to learn more about, not only the . . .


The pill kills common sense
Judie Brown
May 30, 2012

Most of America sits in reverence to the manufacturers of the birth control pill. They see the pill as liberating for women, as something that makes women's . . .


The most horrible thing about ethics
Judie Brown
May 23, 2012

Religion and morals set a standard of ethics that should remain static over time. We base our actions and beliefs on the teachings of an all-loving God who . . .


Limp v. Iron Catholic spines
Judie Brown
May 19, 2012

There are those people and organizations that are exemplars of the Catholic faith. And then there are those that make us wonder how they could ever call . . .


The bullying that U.S. law protects
Judie Brown
May 6, 2012

In a country that sees no problem with killing its own children, is it any wonder that we have a serious problem with other forms of bullying and aggression? . . .


The absurd results of techno-science
Judie Brown
April 3, 2012

As scientific advances are made, nearly on a daily basis, scientists seem to be forgetting about the humanity inherent in people. If they can pioneer some new . . .


'The Depths of Haughty Disdain' starring Barack Obama
Judie Brown
March 21, 2012

Two films — one real, yet containing misleading information; the other hypothesized, yet would contain only truths. In today's society, it is imperative . . .


Quit the Catholic Church? Go right ahead!
Judie Brown
March 17, 2012

The title may surprise or shock you, but it makes the utmost sense when you think about it, for today's commentary is all about love — love for Christ, . . .


The Gospel of Fluke
Judie Brown
March 9, 2012

The Obama administration has recently used one woman's testimony to account for the beliefs of many. And this is something that is not acceptable — to . . .


Big Bird's Catholic doctrine game: one of these things is not like the other
Judie Brown
March 3, 2012

Today's commentary reflects on some recent events that have elicited various responses from members of the Catholic Church. As we all know, it is not always . . .


Contraception: the avoidable taproot
Judie Brown
February 29, 2012

It's something infrequently taught. It's something often intentionally avoided. But it's something of vital importance — vital not only to a woman's life . . .


Dark times require bright light
Judie Brown
February 25, 2012

When dark times come, and they will, it is not only comforting, but necessary to rely on the Lord and His teachings. Yet, when dark times come, many people . . .


Poisoning women: the 'perfect' Valentine
Judie Brown
February 15, 2012

The Obama administration's recent actions regarding mandatory contraceptive insurance coverage for employees of religious institutions — a so-called . . .


Courageously Catholic in the public square
Judie Brown
February 8, 2012

In these times of attack on our faith and beliefs, Catholics must have strong leaders — leaders who will stand up for what the Church teaches. Yet this is . . .


Safety in a morally corrupt environment
Judie Brown
January 31, 2012

A recent study is attempting to convince Americans that obtaining an abortion is actually a safe alternative to giving birth. But those of us who know, . . .


The grim truth is no laughing matter!
Judie Brown
January 14, 2012

Serious matters deserve serious attention. But when light is made of the taking of a precious human life, the world should be both shocked and offended. And . . .


Coming to your home soon: New Year's resolutions
Judie Brown
December 31, 2011

As we end another year and think about the possibilities for this new year to come, we must all contemplate what is truly important in the eyes of our Lord. . . .


Stop the madness--one person at a time
Judie Brown
December 17, 2011

In times when it may seem that hope is lost or despair prevalent, even just a lone voice of optimism can make a difference. Read today's commentary for Judie . . .


Planned Parenthood's disdain for Catholics
Judie Brown
December 6, 2011

It is clear that there is disdain for the beliefs and practices of Catholicism within the halls of Planned Parenthood. This is exhibited in a recent letter on . . .


Righteousness in government--impossible?
Judie Brown
December 3, 2011

With the looming possibility that the Obama administration may remove conscience protections in healthcare from Catholic institutions, many are rightfully . . .


Manic disdain for our fellow man
Judie Brown
November 30, 2011

Today's news abounds with stories of apathy or outright disdain for our fellow human beings — whether born or preborn. The prevailing thought seems to be . . .


Find me somebody to organ-rob--alive or dead
Judie Brown
November 29, 2011

Many people are not aware of the devastating consequences of organ "donation." Today's commentary addresses this timely subject. Read more for Judie Brown's . . .


Thanksgiving: human rights and the confused
Judie Brown
November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on the immense blessings in our lives. We do so knowing that all is possible only through Our Lord. Yet we long for the day . . .


Planned Parenthood's core principle: the ethics of misinformation
Judie Brown
November 12, 2011

Just as the proverbial wolf hid in sheep's clothing, so Planned Parenthood hides behind deceptive words and actions. No matter the evidence compiled against the . . .


Phill Kline: the man who knows too much
Judie Brown
October 19, 2011

Though we may do the right thing, it does not always mean we will be rewarded for it. In fact, we may be punished for doing it. This is exhibited in the case of . . .


Planned Parenthood profanity
Judie Brown
October 18, 2011

Sacredness. Blessings. Those are words generally used to describe something of God — something good and pure. But when Planned Parenthood takes those . . .


Human rights for all -- not so much
Judie Brown
October 13, 2011

We are living in a society where too many are training their children to do whatever feels good for them at any given point in time. We are not training our . . .


Will Congress have the courage to expose Planned Parenthood?
Judie Brown
October 1, 2011

Accountability. The word means to accept responsibility for an action or a behavior. We must all be accountable for our individual actions. And every action has . . .


Live free or die--Granite State residents put to the test
Judie Brown
September 24, 2011

Planned Parenthood has its grips so tightly around this government's administration that it would do anything to help Planned Parenthood. This includes giving . . .


Fr. Frank Pavone: a rush to judgment
Judie Brown
September 17, 2011

Washington, DC (16 September 2011): After erroneous media reports surfaced that Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests of Life had been suspended by his local bishop and . . .


The right to squash right reason
Judie Brown
September 14, 2011

For those who are pro-life and in the medical profession, conscience protection is something that is non-negotiable. But recent actions by HHS have left us . . .


Planned Parenthood's amnesia
Judie Brown
August 23, 2011

Planned Parenthood would like for people and communities to think that its motives are good and that its intentions are noble. But its actions, both past and . . .


Are human rights just mere words?
Judie Brown
August 14, 2011

Jesus taught us to do unto others as we would have done unto us. It doesn't seem like much to ask — to treat others kindly, with the love and respect that . . .


The constitutional prescription for debauchery
Judie Brown
August 10, 2011

Recent steps taken in Washington to further devalue the preborn baby have everyone who understands the true nature of birth control wondering what this . . .


Introduction to abortion -- a crisis of facts
Judie Brown
August 2, 2011

It often becomes necessary to remind people — pro-lifers and others — that it is not only a surgical abortion that takes the life of a preborn baby. . . .


Criminal minds
Judie Brown
July 23, 2011

Moral law, bioethics, choices — all are words that have meaning beyond what the typical person may think. But when we really sit down to discern their . . .


Caylee Anthony
Judie Brown
July 20, 2011

Americans very easily see the sadness and the horror when a small child is murdered, yet this brutality is lost on these same eyes when a preborn baby is . . .


Ignoring human rights has become the American way
Judie Brown
July 13, 2011

Our rights as human beings really should not need to be debated. When God gives life to a person, it is in the form of a tiny baby who must grow inside a woman . . .


Dear Catholic bishops: love the sinner, but hate the sin!
Judie Brown
July 5, 2011

It is often difficult to stand up for your faith, especially when so many others are in disagreement. Unfortunately, we are seeing more frequently that some . . .


Myopic zeal in an honest world
Judie Brown
June 27, 2011

When it comes to the term "rights," those in favor of contraception and abortion are only thinking of a woman. They feel she must be able to have control over . . .


Archdiocese of Boston pandering again!
Judie Brown
June 24, 2011

The leaders of the Catholic Church are supposed to instruct and guide the Church's members in Church law — especially during times when it may be . . .


The ethic of death is not a work of fiction
Judie Brown
June 8, 2011

Being ill or diagnosed with a serious or terminal disease is frightening enough. But when doctors or hospital staff deem that certain life-sustaining treatment . . .


Notre Dame's fixation on dissent
Judie Brown
May 14, 2011

A Catholic university, especially one as visible as Notre Dame, must pride itself on upholding the teachings and standards that all Catholics should follow. Our . . .


OBL v. APB -- murderer v. murdered
Judie Brown
May 10, 2011

The news of the past week has focused on the death of one of the most notorious terrorists in recent history. While the media has spent numerous hours on this . . .


Planned Parenthood's long-standing war on God
Judie Brown
April 27, 2011

History has shown that Planned Parenthood holds religion and a belief in God with much disdain. With the release of a recent study regarding the use of . . .


Catholics crucify Christ even now
Judie Brown
April 22, 2011

During this most holy week in which we reflect on the passion of our Lord and the suffering that He endured for our redemption, we must not only reflect upon . . .


Creeping crud from the culture of death
Judie Brown
April 20, 2011

Little by little, day by day, attitudes regarding the infirm or the extremely ill creep into our world in an attempt to change it. We hear that people who are . . .


The eleven-year-old sexologists
Judie Brown
April 19, 2011

It is becoming immensely apparent that society is consumed with making our children grow up too fast. No longer can children just play or have fun in a worry . . .


Euthanasia as "comfort"
Judie Brown
April 15, 2011

When you look out your window next time as the sun is slowly setting, reflect on the glorious nature of God's creation. Reflect also on folks like Faye Girsh, . . .


Pro-life foibles like fertilization and heartbeat
Judie Brown
April 14, 2011

In a time when confusion abounds regarding what it means to be truly pro-life, we should heed the advice and warnings of those who truly understand all aspects . . .


Planned Parenthood and Tuskegee -- no difference
Judie Brown
April 5, 2011

The disturbing parallels that exist between a government cover-up decades ago and the lies propagated by Planned Parenthood today should serve as a wake-up call . . .


Defund Planned Parenthood to stop its far-reaching tentacles
Judie Brown
April 1, 2011

The House of Representatives recently voted to stop all government funding to Planned Parenthood and, though the Senate did not do the same, the fight is far . . .


The federal government's addiction to Planned Parenthood
Judie Brown
March 30, 2011

After witnessing decades of deception, prejudice and numerous illicit activities executed by Planned Parenthood, many people are beginning to realize that this . . .


Joe Scheidler: a man for all seasons
Judie Brown
March 16, 2011

It is not often that men of conviction, men of such incredible honor and faith, stand up for what they believe in and change the lives of so many. Joe Scheidler . . .


Planned Parenthood funding and Catholic bishops
Judie Brown
March 15, 2011

St. Thomas Aquinas is said to have often recalled Aristotle's wise insight, "A small error in the beginning leads to a large error in the end." The USCCB might . . .


Algebra and the defunding of Planned Parenthood
Judie Brown
March 11, 2011

When Planned Parenthood speaks, something doesn't quite add up. Its words and its claims lead to confusion and to more questions. Today's commentary examines . . .


Building bridges of hope
Judie Brown
March 10, 2011

Hope is something that is often in short supply in today's world. But it need not be. With God, there is always hope and an everlasting love that should . . .


New York City's number one public enemy -- preborn children!
Judie Brown
March 8, 2011

Because of some timely news out of New York City last week, we are posting a special Sunday commentary. Crisis pregnancy centers are under attack and Mayor . . .


Pope John Paul II and excusing abortion
Judie Brown
March 4, 2011

Some argue that Pope John Paul II's encyclical, Evangelium Vitae, contains language that permits the acceptance of some abortion in legislative and political . . .


Abortion, pro-lifers, and a rash of relativism
Judie Brown
March 3, 2011

Judie Brown has written a three-part series on the dangers inherent in political manipulation of human lives. You will perhaps find it most interesting that in . . .


Defund Planned Parenthood to stop its far-reaching tentacles
Judie Brown
March 1, 2011

The House of Representatives recently voted to stop all government funding to Planned Parenthood, and this week the Senate will cast its vote. It is vital that . . .


Congress commits to end tax funding of smut
Judie Brown
February 22, 2011

Planned Parenthood is not happy. Its very lucrative source of funding is being threatened. And you can help. You can make a difference in the lives of preborn . . .


Why are more black babies targeted for abortion?
Judie Brown
February 15, 2011

It may sound surreal, or even like something straight out of a horror movie, but an entire race of people is being targeted for death. And this is not something . . .


Enabling abortion by default
Judie Brown
February 4, 2011

In times of uncertainty and confusion, the Vatican should be clear and unwavering, especially when addressing the humanity of the preborn child. Yet, when . . .


Economics of life-taking ... when isn't it murder?
Judie Brown
December 3, 2010

The value of a human person does not cease when that person becomes sick or unable to care for himself. Yet there are many who feel that people who suffer or . . .


The Pope: condom-mania v. Catholic truth
Judie Brown
November 23, 2010

Much controversy surrounds the recent comments made by Pope Benedict XVI regarding AIDS and condom use. Reactions range from disbelief and shock, to approval. . . .


That's not a baby ... it's just your opinion
Judie Brown
November 19, 2010

The fact that a preborn baby is a human being is lost on far too many people in our country. The incessant lies of organizations like Planned Parenthood and . . .


Demonizing human persons, denying human rights
Judie Brown
November 13, 2010

A glance through any major newspaper and the reader will find outrage regarding countless topics. But where is the outrage regarding abortion? Where is the . . .


Planned Parenthood and Institute of Medicine poised to beget 'cheaper than free' birth control, and that spells C-O-E-R-C-I-O-N
Judie Brown
November 12, 2010

Next week, an independent agency and a team of "experts" will meet to discuss the issue of contraception and will advise the government about whether . . .


Catholic Campaign embraces Saul Alinsky legacy
Judie Brown
November 11, 2010

Jesus taught us that whatever we do to our fellow human beings, we also do to Him. So it is only natural that, as we enter upon the Thanksgiving and Christmas . . .


Villains, vultures and "preventive services"
Judie Brown
November 9, 2010

Taking action is not something only a few should do when they have a bit of extra time. Taking action is something we all should make the time to do. If we are . . .


The poisoned chalice of in vitro fertilization
Judie Brown
November 7, 2010

Sometimes things look perfect and beautiful on the outside, but a closer look reveals a starker reality. This is true of in vitro fertilization. While it may . . .


Eliminate undesirable folks and call it health care
Judie Brown
November 4, 2010

A plan for health care should be a plan that takes care of all people — not a plan that eliminates lives. News reports abound with stories about free . . .


Tick, tock, lie to a mother, kill a baby ... tick tock
Judie Brown
October 29, 2010

Next week, voters in Colorado will be deciding on Amendment 62. Much debate has taken place and many falsehoods abound. Today's commentary deals with the lies . . .


Archbishop Raymond Burke ... soon to be 'your eminence'!
Judie Brown
October 26, 2010

It is with gratified hearts that we celebrate the news that Archbishop Raymond Burke, formerly of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and now the Vatican, has been . . .


Obama's henchmen at the trough
Judie Brown
October 23, 2010

What do pigs in a trough have to do with President Obama and his programs? You might find the tie-in disturbing or, at the very least, disgusting. Judie Brown . . .


Extinct species: dinosaurs and Catholic health care
Judie Brown
October 20, 2010

The respect of life in all forms is an integral part of Catholic identity and, thus, Catholic health care as well. Catholics in leadership positions and . . .


Hardness of heart v. undeniable truth
Judie Brown
October 9, 2010

There is a passionate fight going on in America. Courageous men and women — lay people and Catholic clergy alike — are speaking out for personhood . . .


When abortion is an act of kindness!
Judie Brown
October 8, 2010

Often we can learn a lesson about compassion when we hear of others who lack it. When some people feel it's warranted to take matters into their own hands and . . .


Obama's clever use of Catholics
Judie Brown
October 5, 2010

For Catholics who remain true to the teachings of the Church, it never sits well to see Obama paraded around with those in the political spotlight who profess . . .


Getting accustomed to murdering the innocents
Judie Brown
September 30, 2010

In a time when moral relativism seems to have taken over, we look to the past at practices and wonder if they are any indication of what the future has in store . . .


Stem cell theory v. stem cell fact
Judie Brown
September 28, 2010

Preborn babies should not have to die in the name of science. Preborn babies are no less valuable than those of us who are born. Yet, many common theories . . .


Komen, Planned Parenthood and Catholic ethicists = a very bad heartache
Judie Brown
September 25, 2010

Breast cancer — two words that immediately spark fear in a woman's heart. Planned Parenthood — two words that should spark fear in a woman's heart. When an . . .


Organ transplants can kill people
Judie Brown
September 22, 2010

For a person gravely ill and on an organ transplant list, word of a donated organ brings joy and relief. But what of the donor? His life is of equal value. Are . . .


When truth becomes debatable, death happens
Judie Brown
September 17, 2010

Denial of the truth may be easier for some people when thinking about Catholic values. But regardless of whether truth is faced or denied, what the truth is . . .


Contraception: a stumbling block to ending abortion
Judie Brown
September 15, 2010

Graces given to us at Baptism should encourage us to lead others in Catholic teaching. And they should encourage us to learn more about our faith so that we can . . .


Society's death fetish is called ABORTION
Judie Brown
September 10, 2010

I have followed the history of certain abortion practitioners over the years because it troubles me that the mainstream media consistently avoid the horror . . .


Human persons or biological material
Judie Brown
September 8, 2010

The Obama Administration's vampiric thirst for the blood of the innocents continues unabated. Looser abortion restrictions, government funding for abortion and . . .


Human animals ... who's eating your Meow Mix?
Judie Brown
September 2, 2010

For years, we have been striving for human personhood for all — born and preborn — for, when this is achieved, babies will finally be safe in their mother's . . .


Parental notice and the demonization of pro-life principle
Judie Brown
September 1, 2010

While a new law in Alaska may be the cause of some rejoicing for its residents, it is also a reminder of a devastating reality. And it is a reminder that pro . . .


Obama's jaded perspective on rights
Judie Brown
August 28, 2010

It should be remembered that it was candidate Barack Obama, who said when addressing "reproductive rights," http://www.rcrc.org/issues/election08_obama.cfm "A . . .


Twisted perspectives on religious freedom
Judie Brown
August 26, 2010

Is religious freedom truly a freedom afforded to all Americans? If government cannot step in and tell us how or what to believe, can it tell certain . . .


Twisted concepts in pain relief
Judie Brown
August 25, 2010

No one can deny that the idea of relieving the excruciating pain of a suffering patient is a good idea. But when the culture of death is in charge, the results . . .


Planned Parenthood: the biggest pig at the trough
Judie Brown
August 21, 2010

Planned Parenthood — an organization that kills preborn babies, destroys the lives of mothers and, through its brand of sex education, helps form a twisted . . .


God is laughing! Why aren't you?
Judie Brown
August 18, 2010

Focusing on the positive is important. Keeping a good perspective is integral. Every day, strides are made in the pro-life movement and amazing things are . . .


Choosing to deceive one's self about abortion
Judie Brown
August 11, 2010

There is a growing body of evidence that, clinically, abortion has serious consequences. It is further becoming obvious that abortion has ingrained in the . . .


Catholic heroes and villains
Judie Brown
August 4, 2010

In a time when it's all too easy to focus on the negative and lack of morality in today's world, there are some Catholics who remind us of the strength of . . .


A bull in Catalonia v. a preborn baby in America
Judie Brown
August 3, 2010

Human life is precious, no matter how or when this life was created. Yet not everyone understands this. With the new health care guidelines, the U.S. government . . .


Digital communication and the human touch
Judie Brown
July 16, 2010

As someone who started volunteering in the pro-life movement more than 38 years ago, I have seen some pretty remarkable advances in the way we communicate with . . .


Scandal kills babies and souls
Judie Brown
July 14, 2010

The old adage tells us that silence is golden. But that is far from the truth when this silence results in the promulgation of sin. Phoenix, Arizona's Bishop . . .


Cerberus, Hades, and the archdiocese of Boston
Judie Brown
July 10, 2010

I have seen several news reports about the possibility of the $25 billion-dollar investment firm, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. http://www.cerberuscapital . . .


Semper Fi or let them die?
Judie Brown
July 8, 2010

It is inspiring to witness tributes to those in the military who have put their lives on the line to protect the United States of America from unjust aggressors . . .


How prepared are you to kill for what you believe?
Judie Brown
July 7, 2010

Antonia Senior's recent opinion piece in the Times entitled "Yes, abortion is killing. But it's the lesser of two evils" http://www.scribd.com/doc/33782505/Yes . . .


The wrong stuff, the right stuff, and the truth
Judie Brown
July 2, 2010

It was a bit of a shock to read the flowery statement made by Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Wheeling-Charleston diocese, regarding the death of . . .


Fetal pain, maternal suffering, or human rights?
Judie Brown
June 30, 2010

In what can only be described as extremely dubious assertion, the United Kingdom's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists http://www.christian.org.uk . . .


Ethics, morality, and in vitro fertilization
Judie Brown
June 26, 2010

Shortly after my insights on the clinical problems with in vitro fertilization were published, http://www.all.org/newsroom_judieblog.php?id=3066 we joined . . .


Convenient demonizing in pro life politics
Judie Brown
June 23, 2010

INTRO: A new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report is stirring up political comments on the left and the right regarding the expenditure of nearly . . .


Abortion's fundamental deception
Judie Brown
June 20, 2010

Thirty-seven years ago, the United States Supreme Court decriminalized an act that Planned Parenthood had spent years promoting as a backup to failed . . .


Put that Big Mac attack on hold
Judie Brown
June 17, 2010

You may have taken note of the new advertising campaign McDonald's has launched. The theme is "Come As You Are." When one pro-life activist, Mark Pickup http:/ . . .


Moral spills versus oil spills
Judie Brown
June 15, 2010

As the tragedy in the Gulf continues to grab headlines and tug at the heartstrings of Americans who realize just how devastating the disaster is for families, . . .


A whole lot of nun-sense!
Judie Brown
June 11, 2010

Between Sister Margaret Mary McBride http://www.todayonline.com/Commentary/EDC100528-0000062/Sister-Margaret-McBrides-choice of Phoenix and Sister Carol Keehan . . .


Dangerous declarations about abortion
Judie Brown
June 10, 2010

The Wall Street Journal's William McGurn http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704596504575272780104329228.html recently opined that while 47 percent . . .


Is every human being really human?
Judie Brown
June 8, 2010

As we move along in time, more and more of our language is being corrupted. The problem is acute and international in scope. Recently, a Korean court ruled . . .


The pill kills the truth
Judie Brown
June 5, 2010

INTRO: Saturday, June 5th is a special day for preborn babies, honest pro-life activism and families committed to ridding this nation of the sexual saturation . . .


Disrespectfully yours
Judie Brown
June 3, 2010

It shouldn't have come as a shock that the hyperventilating over Bishop Thomas Olmsted's http://www.catholicsun.org/2010/phxdio-stjoes/DIOCESE-STATEMENT-051410 . . .


Agony, mercy, and murder
Judie Brown
May 29, 2010

In 2005, http://www.sacredchoices.org/is_abortion_murder.htm dissident Catholic theologian Daniel C. Maguire wrote in an essay: "There may be serious and . . .


Planned Parenthood's religion
Judie Brown
May 27, 2010

No matter how challenging this struggle to defend the human person becomes, there is one stunning aspect of it that never ceases to disgust me. And that is the . . .


Knights in tarnished armor
Judie Brown
May 25, 2010

Growing up in suburban Los Angeles, I was not immune to those fairy tales that invited little minds to imagine what it would be like to be Maid Marian or Sir . . .


Catholic teaching under attack by Catholics ... again!
Judie Brown
May 22, 2010

Phoenix, Arizona, has become the focal point in an ongoing discussion within Catholic ethical circles about the killing of one patient to allegedly save the . . .


The so-called right to die unmasked
Judie Brown
May 19, 2010

An article was published recently that got my attention immediately. Like the writer, who is not a religious man, I have fallen into a category of people . . .


Speaker Pelosi's progressive Catholicism and the antidote
Judie Brown
May 18, 2010

It's really not that difficult to see why Speaker Nancy Pelosi's repeated attempts to compromise the Church have not brought a resounding, united statement of . . .


The pill's dirty little secret
Judie Brown
May 15, 2010

As the media hype begins to die down over the not-so-wonderful 50th anniversary of the birth control pill, Hollywood's own Raquel Welch http://www.lifesitenews . . .


Bishops who wear badges ... of courage
Judie Brown
May 13, 2010

One of the most curious things about the constant war of words that the mainstream media wages against Catholic bishops is that it never reports on the other . . .


Let the games begin: God, politics, and babies
Judie Brown
May 10, 2010

It never ceases to amaze me when otherwise lovely, dedicated pro-life folks get all hot and bothered, taking sides and arguing about politics. Strange things . . .


The pill and 50 years of misery
Judie Brown
May 6, 2010

Isn't it interesting that as the United States of America approaches the 50th anniversary of this nation's most popular recreational drug, the birth control . . .


Aborting facts for political purposes
Judie Brown
May 3, 2010

A couple of recent studies that reflect negatively on abortion have come to our attention. We in turn want to make you are aware of them — not because they are . . .


Late have I learned ... or have I?
Judie Brown
March 29, 2010

One would hope the statement "Late have I learned" would be spoken by at least one Catholic bishop, but don't hold your breath. Recent events surrounding the . . .


A tribute to a giant among men: Father Paul Marx, OSB
Judie Brown
March 22, 2010

Paul and Judie Brown's history with the great and unforgettable Father Paul Marx, OSB goes back to their earliest days in the pro-life effort. It was in 1977 . . .


Angels among us
Judie Brown
March 17, 2010

We frequently forget about the impact that young people can have on the world, on the Church and on those deeply involved in defending the most vulnerable in . . .


Isaac, Rebecka, and baby Isaiah May: A legacy of love and courage
Judie Brown
March 15, 2010

On January 25, we reported on the case of baby Isaiah James May. He was born oxygen-deprived, because the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck, and he . . .


Canon 915: the ultimate act of charity
Judie Brown
March 11, 2010

Since so many Catholic politicians are currently supporting the Obama administration's pro-culture of death agenda, and more and more bishops are backing away . . .


Troublesome: the U.S.C.C.B.'s embrace of Obamacare
Judie Brown
March 8, 2010

For the past couple of days, we have heard rumblings from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, starting with a very curious article in Politico. http://www . . .


Delta smelt fish, dolphins, and babies
Judie Brown
March 4, 2010

A serious drought in California's agricultural areas has sent fruit and vegetable prices soaring, but people probably don't know much else about the situation. . . .


The casualties of war
Judie Brown
February 26, 2010

Frequently over the past 30 years, thanks to the wisdom of Pope John Paul II, we have examined the root causes of the culture of death. In Evangelium Vitae, he . . .


Cruelty as humor -- the Trig Palin joke!
Judie Brown
February 24, 2010

There appears to be no level as to which the media will not stoop in its efforts to paint Sarah Palin and her family as a mere caricature based on their twisted . . .


The CCHD petition -- USCCB inconsistencies require action
Judie Brown
February 19, 2010

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) petition, (www.reformcchdnow.com) created by the Reform CCHD Now coalition, provides the concerned Catholic . . .


Planned Parenthood's criminal record
Judie Brown
February 15, 2010

Just to get things straight from the get go, this commentary is about a documented record of fraud and abuse. Planned Parenthood is clearly operating according . . .


Orwell captures America's deadly culture perfectly
Judie Brown
February 10, 2010

George Orwell once said, "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george . . .


A life worth living? It depends!
Judie Brown
February 9, 2010

It is always interesting to follow the trends in other countries, particularly when the subject is ending the life of a loved one due to severe disability or . . .


Tim Tebow: touchdown for life!
Judie Brown
February 6, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and all of us at American Life League are thrilled about it; not only because many of us love football, but because we are looking . . .


The tragedy of measuring truth by political standards
Judie Brown
February 2, 2010

I recently heard a sermon on Luke 4:21-30 http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/luke/luke4.htm that troubled me a great deal. At the same time, the words of this . . .


Baby Isaiah, the Prophet Isaiah, and justice
Judie Brown
January 26, 2010

On October 24, 2009, a little boy was born in Stollery Children's Hospital, in Edmonton, Canada. http://www.capitalhealth.ca/HospitalsandHealthFacilities . . .


Dear Catholic bishops: the time for bravery is at hand
Judie Brown
January 12, 2010

In a May 10, 2004 letter to Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, http://lifeissues.net/writers/mis/mis_16letterCathCongress.html 48 pro-abortion "Catholic" politicians, . . .


End the killing in Big Sky country
Judie Brown
January 8, 2010

When I first heard of the Montana Supreme Court's Baxter v. Montana decision, I was somewhat comforted to read Alex Schadenberg's statement http://www . . .


New Year's resolution: raising awareness of human personhood now!
Judie Brown
January 5, 2010

As the New Year commences, there are two things that each pro-life American should do: Take stock of progress over the past decade and refocus efforts if they . . .


The pluripotency pickle: the story of a lie
Judie Brown
December 30, 2009

(Editor's note: This week, we are presenting a series we have titled "The Best of 2009" — a selection of the most popular commentaries featured in this year's  . . .


The politics of mayhem, mischief, and murder
Judie Brown
December 17, 2009

The internet is abuzz with statements decrying the United States Senate for its action in defeating the so-called pro-life Nelson-Hatch Amendment to the health . . .


Stupak redux: political lies and manipulation
Judie Brown
December 14, 2009

Congressman Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat and the darling of many American pro-life organizations, recently wrote a commentary for the New York Times that . . .


Human personhood and ill-advised Catholic bishops
Judie Brown
December 10, 2009

The Montana Catholic Conference has released a statement critical of the efforts of state's pro-lifers who are seeking recognition of human personhood via a . . .


Mammograms, breast cancer, and the politics of medical practice
Judie Brown
December 3, 2009

As I listened to Senator Harry Reid discussing health care reform over Thanksgiving weekend, it occurred to me that something is amiss. There is a fundamental . . .


Bishop Thomas Tobin: a lion for the Lord
Judie Brown
November 24, 2009

Ever since Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, D.D., arrived in the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, he has been an articulate defender of truth. Since his installation . . .


How to convert a nation despite our human frailty
Judie Brown
November 16, 2009

Recently, a powerful letter from a grassroots Catholic pro-lifer, Gregory Gollnick, came to my personal attention. I reviewed what he opined in his letter and . . .


The case of the missing moral authority
Judie Brown
November 12, 2009

These past few days of haggling and heckling over H.R. 3962, http://docs.house.gov/rules/health/111_ahcaa.pdf the Pelosi version of Obama-style "health care . . .


Scientific fraud: ruminations on duplicity and its consequences
Judie Brown
November 6, 2009

Over the past nearly 16 years, I have learned an awful lot about certain subjects that were never high on my hit parade before getting involved in the pro-life . . .


Absolute opposition to national health care reform a must
Judie Brown
November 2, 2009

A couple of recent news items from South America have reminded me once again why the United States government — or any government for that matter — must never . . .


From the sicko world of Planned Parenthood
Judie Brown
October 29, 2009

One never knows what might be posted as a YouTube video, readily available to anyone with an internet connection. Among the most recent is a shocker starring . . .


How to drive the culture of death crazy in one simple lesson
Judie Brown
October 23, 2009

There's got to be a reason why there is so much whining in the pro-abortion movement right now. The recent behavior of the folks at RH Reality Check www . . .


Catholic bishops and true charity
Judie Brown
October 20, 2009

Saint Francis de Sales would have been concerned, if not horrified, at the situation in the Catholic Church today. I say that without reservation because he is . . .


Humpty Dumpty's Catholics
Judie Brown
October 16, 2009

Many who have read Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice Through the Looking-Glass http://www.amazon.com/Lewis-Carroll-Alice-Through-Looking-glass/dp/1858943299 . . .


Peace: what does it really mean?
Judie Brown
October 13, 2009

The announcement this past Friday that President Barack Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize created quite a stir in the media, within divergent political . . .


Human personhood and women
Judie Brown
October 9, 2009

In our pursuit of state and federal constitutional protection for all human persons from the beginning of their biological development, we frequently hear that  . . .


'Sort of, kind of, maybe' against taxpayer-subsidized abortion?
Judie Brown
October 6, 2009

Over the years I have tried on many occasions to understand the apparent disconnect between the bureaucrats at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops . . .


Forsythe's dilemma: legal positivism
Judie Brown
September 30, 2009

The recent commentary by Clarke Forsythe, senior legal counsel at Americans United for Life, presents a challenge that must be met. Entitled "The Blackmun Myth" . . .


Wacky 'Catholic social justice' groups? Or worse?
Judie Brown
September 22, 2009

Sometimes e-mail provokes deeper reflection about a pro-life subject. I don't like to rush to respond when there are layers of meaning in the comments being . . .


Latest health care reform proposal: America's Happy Puppies and Rainbows Act of 2009
Judie Brown
September 18, 2009

Just yesterday, Michael Hichborn, host of our ALL Report, got roped into the unbelievable task of reviewing the new Max Baucus version of the health care reform . . .


Say what? A personhood primer
Judie Brown
September 12, 2009

Recently, a pro-life gentleman asked this question about the language of American Life League's Federal Human Personhood Amendment (FHPA) http://www.all.org . . .


What Obama will not tell the joint session of Congress
Judie Brown
September 9, 2009

The president of the United States will address a joint session of Congress tomorrow evening. In the interim, the talking heads on both the left and the right . . .


Robert Schindler: We love you and we will miss you! We will never forget you!
Judie Brown
September 2, 2009

Terri Schindler Schiavo's father, Robert Schindler, Sr., died this past Saturday, August 29. There are many pro-life Americans who knew Robert Schindler far . . .


The Kennedy funeral: spitting on Christ
Judie Brown
September 1, 2009

Each of us who believe in the justice and mercy of God are called, as an act of charity, to pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased. However, there are . . .


Who is really 'wee-weed up'?
Judie Brown
August 25, 2009

President Obama has resorted to an incredibly infantile phrase — "wee-weed up" — to degrade his "health care reform" detractors. While the White House has now . . .


Collision of constitutional rights
Judie Brown
August 19, 2009

In June, Terry O'Neill was elected president of the National Organization for Women at its annual conference. A discussion about conscience clauses then took . . .


Christ-centered health care reform
Judie Brown
August 11, 2009

Recently, there have been a lot of legislative deliberations, speeches and commentaries about so-called health care reform, including my own. But perhaps it is . . .


Catholics and healthcare reform
Judie Brown
August 3, 2009

Our office's recent media release has created quite a stir about the folks at the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVDP), Catholic Charities (CCUSA) and the . . .


Synchronized stealth: Obama's 'Department of Death with Dignity'!
Judie Brown
July 28, 2009

The current debate over health care is one of those scenarios that might play well in a science-fiction thriller, but must not be allowed to play out on the . . .


Catholic health care's demise--is it imminent?
Judie Brown
July 22, 2009

There was a time when institutions bearing a Catholic identity, such as hospitals and clinics, would never have agreed to even the slightest hint of deviating . . .


Inescapable consequences banished from public discussion
Judie Brown
July 10, 2009

Time and time again, we are called upon to respond to a question average Americans ask: "Why doesn't the media — conservative or liberal — show a picture of an . . .


Churchman, chickens, and choice ... symbols of a disordered mentality
Judie Brown
July 6, 2009

A few days ago, I came upon an article about a certain Episcopalian priestess named Rev. Nina Churchman. http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jun/09062411.html . . .


Tranquility or terrorism?
Judie Brown
July 2, 2009

Having just returned from a 16-day tour of national parks in the western states, from Glacier http://www.nps.gov/glac to Zion, http://www.nps.gov/zion I was . . .


Boston's hour of accountability draws near
Judie Brown
June 16, 2009

The furor over the July 1 deadline facing Sean Cardinal O'Malley, http://www.bostoncatholic.org of the Archdiocese of Boston, has been newsworthy for many weeks . . .


Media madness: men and abortion
Judie Brown
June 11, 2009

The planet is a strange place these days where hyped political rhetoric continues to grow ever more bizarre. Take, for example, the recent comments by Adam . . .


Rants, raves, and radicals: the pill kills women!
Judie Brown
June 9, 2009

At the completion of another successful PILL KILLS http://www.thepillkills.com/ series of events we were somewhat shocked and surprised to see how many pro . . .


The culture of death has no winners
Judie Brown
June 1, 2009

Upon learning of the tragic murder of abortionist George Tiller, http://www.prch.org/programs-george-r-tiller-md about whom I have written on numerous occasions . . .


Development, peace, and corruption in Canada -- a Catholic saga
Judie Brown
May 28, 2009

LifeSiteNews http://www.lifesitenews.com/ has been a mainstay of accurate reporting on breaking stories not only on the North American continent but around the . . .


Pandora's Box has nothing on Caritas Christi
Judie Brown
May 27, 2009

PANDORA'S BOX: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pandora%27s%20Box Etymology: from the box, sent by the gods to Pandora, which she was forbidden to . . .


University of Wisconsin Hospital's macabre moniker
Judie Brown
May 22, 2009

Over the years there have been a number of universities in the United States that have distinguished themselves either because of something unique that places . . .


Life of the mother or lies of Big Brother
Judie Brown
May 20, 2009

The claims of our opponents always tend to mystify me because when put under the microscope of logic, they usually look very much like a fairy tale. Take for . . .


Notre Dame: Catholicism's crucible
Judie Brown
May 13, 2009

Crucible: a place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary . . .


Lighting the way despite the wayward
Judie Brown
May 6, 2009

Those faithful Catholics who are exposing the debacle at the University of Notre Dame are to be commended, and we are grateful for their courage, even in the . . .


Error-riddled rhetoric from both sides on Plan B
Judie Brown
April 28, 2009

A recent article by Detroit Free Press reporter Megha Satyanarayana http://www.freep.com/article/20090423/NEWS06/904230435/struck aroused in me a fundamental . . .


Take a baby step and save a life
Judie Brown
April 24, 2009

The unbelievable results of the Baby Steps DVD, http://www.babystepsdvd.com/ produced by American Life League, continue to inspire, motivate and touch the . . .


Napolitano nastiness
Judie Brown
April 20, 2009

Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano wasted little time in going after President Obama's most beloved opponents, pro-life Americans. http://www.lifesitenews . . .


The pluripotency pickle: the story of a lie
Judie Brown
April 16, 2009

Pickle — a difficult situation; a sour solution Several years ago, in one her most important scientific papers, Professor Dianne Irving discussed the nature . . .


The Notre Dame end game -- human respect
Judie Brown
April 14, 2009

So much has been written on the intransigence of Father John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame, in view of the mounting pressure on him to disinvite the . . .


Pope-mania or condom-mania -- pick one
Judie Brown
April 10, 2009

Royce Dunn is and has always been an inspiration to me. For those of you not already aware of this, Royce was the creator of the Life Chain concept, and over . . .


Bizarre bilge from the culture of death
Judie Brown
April 7, 2009

Bizarre bilge is news and comments that would be unthinkable in a truly civil society. Once you read the following collection of "news" items you will get a . . .


Notre Dame score card: Americanism vs. Catholicism
Judie Brown
April 3, 2009

It's really interesting to witness the ongoing struggle between orthodoxy and malevolence surrounding the University of Notre Dame's invitation to President . . .


Notre Dame: zealots vs. zombies
Judie Brown
March 30, 2009

Depending on which account of the events surrounding the tragic invitation extended to President Barack Obama by the University of Notre Dame, one gets the . . .


Judging without justice
Judie Brown
March 26, 2009

Those Americans who have a true grasp of what justice meant to our founding fathers must be a bit perplexed by the actions of Eastern District Court of New York . . .


Brazil's bishops beleaguered but blessed
Judie Brown
March 23, 2009

The past few days have given all of us a bird's eye view of what it means to be a Catholic bishop who comprehends the meaning of the word sin and is not afraid . . .


Conspiracy to commit compassion
Judie Brown
March 20, 2009

Though not widely publicized, the case of 35-year-old Air Force Captain Michael Fontana http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Wilford-Hall-nurse-implicated-in-3 . . .


Action now! Stop Obama's contentious conscience charade
Judie Brown
March 16, 2009

In an earlier commentary http://www.all.org/newsroom_judieblog.php?id=2510 "OBAMA CHRONICLES V: CONTRARY TO CONSCIENCE," I evaluated the planned changes . . .


Holocaust then and now
Judie Brown
March 13, 2009

We have frequently argued that one of the main reasons why we want to redefine the "pro-life" movement as the pro-human personhood movement is that it is a . . .


Catholic cacophony
Judie Brown
March 10, 2009

ca•coph•o•ny: dissonance, lack of agreement There's been such a hodgepodge of things Catholic in the news this past week, that it could become mind-boggling . . .


Matt Bowman's acute observations
Judie Brown
March 6, 2009

Occasionally I read something by one of my fellow pro-lifers that is so clever, insightful and wise that I feel compelled to share it with those who have become . . .


Obama Chronicles V: Contrary to conscience
Judie Brown
March 3, 2009

It has been a very interesting few days. Analyzing the latest presidential escapades is not always as straightforward as one might wish, but one thing has . . .


Death by induction
Judie Brown
February 24, 2009

Recently a friend advised me that St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada, was providing something called "early induction of labor" for . . .


Absolutes vs. acrobats -- Catholic-style
Judie Brown
February 20, 2009

When your head is swimming from all the commentary ebbing and flowing from Wednesday's Pelosi encounter with the Holy Father, the essence of what actually . . .


Pelosi will meet her nemesis: Pope Benedict XVI
Judie Brown
February 18, 2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi http://www.house.gov/pelosi/ is about to pull off, at least according to some, a real coup by being given the opportunity to have a . . .


Picture this
Judie Brown
February 12, 2009

In California, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=88097 State Senator Sam Aanestad is investigating a "pilot project" involving the . . .


Obama chronicles: acrid atmosphere
Judie Brown
February 9, 2009

While it really isn't surprising that President Obama would be working his way toward some sort of politically motivated abortion program, it is quite . . .


Eight mistakes or eight babies? It depends on whom you ask!
Judie Brown
February 4, 2009

The various statements swirling around Nadya Suleman's newborn octuplets, who were all born apparently healthy, are remarkable and at the same time . . .


Time, talent, and intolerance
Judie Brown
January 30, 2009

The past few days have seen a spate of news reports indicating that the American people are in dire straits these days and that pro-life Americans absolutely . . .


Bishop Robert J. Hermann
Judie Brown
January 26, 2009

Bishop Robert J. Hermann, archdiocesan administrator for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, has edified us on many occasions, but his most recent commentary is so . . .


Regulating evil + permitting evil = confusion
Judie Brown
January 22, 2009

The 36th memorial of the infamous Supreme Court decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, http://www.all.org/article.php?id=10121 is upon us as I write this. . . .


Obama, change, and hope ... in the cross of Christ
Judie Brown
January 20, 2009

Many of us who have followed the media, as they have gushed over our new president ever since he announced his candidacy, realize that there is a great deal . . .


The grammar of right thinking
Judie Brown
January 11, 2009

Not a day passes when one headline or another grabs my attention and rivets me to a search engine on my computer, sort of like a mad dog! But I learned that one . . .


Murder most foul
Judie Brown
January 7, 2009

Danny Platt of New Orleans, Louisiana is among the most incredibly sadistic alleged murderers I have ever read about in my entire 64 years of life. http://www . . .


Merck mired in mayhem
Judie Brown
January 3, 2009

It was shocking when I saw it; I knew it couldn't possibly be true, and I prayed it was a New Year's Eve joke! But indeed, it was factually correct and my heart . . .


Gallup says America is losing faith
Judie Brown
December 30, 2008

Perhaps it is not unusual, shortly before a new year arrives, to see a plethora of headlines telling us what is best and worst about many facets of daily life. . . .


Catholic Health Association digs a deeper hole
Judie Brown
December 23, 2008

Last Thursday, I wrote a commentary http://www.all.org/newsroom_judieblog.php?id=2431 on the Catholic Health Association's http://www.chausa.org/ public praise . . .


Sound Choice is all about good news
Judie Brown
December 20, 2008

The invitation extended to all pro-life organizations and individuals by Father Tom Euteneuer (http://www.hli.org/sl_2008-12-19.html) should be a welcome call . . .


Will Obama be Planned Parenthood's Santa Claus?
Judie Brown
December 17, 2008

Recently, a document began circulating around the nation's capital, and it fell into our hands as well. It is cleverly titled Advancing Reproductive Rights and . . .


New Vatican instruction on bioethics: 'Dignitas Personae'
Judie Brown
December 15, 2008

American Life League is grateful to the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for today's release of its new document, Instruction Dignitas . . .


Father Joseph Illo: "God requires this of me"
Judie Brown
December 10, 2008

I have been awestruck by the heroic Catholic priests who have asserted Catholic teaching without apology, particularly on the subject of Obama and those . . .


Pay-grade sophisms
Judie Brown
December 8, 2008

Recently, during a visit to Boise, I had the honor of speaking at a Christmas banquet hosted by Idaho Chooses Life. http://idahochooseslife.org/ My theme was  . . .


Texas takes friendship to a new level
Judie Brown
December 5, 2008

The Texas state motto is friendship, http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Texas/Motto.html a single word that is loaded with immense meaning in view of recent news . . .


God is pro-choice according to nun
Judie Brown
December 2, 2008

I couldn't believe the e-mail that I recently received from a pro-life friend living in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee http://www.archmil.org/, Wisconsin. She . . .


Obamaism, Catholicism, and Thanksgiving
Judie Brown
November 26, 2008

When I first read the response of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts to Cardinal Sean O'Malley's post-election comments about President-elect Obama, . . .


Catholicism vs. 'Obamaism'
Judie Brown
November 22, 2008

When the Catholic University of America's Tower reported that during a recent address at the university, His Eminence James Francis Cardinal Stafford criticized . . .


The final confrontation: Who will see it? Who will care?
Judie Brown
November 19, 2008

In 1976, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, who became Pope John Paul II in 1978, said http://www.johnmallon.net/Site/The_Partys_Over.html "We are now standing in the . . .


Reproduction . . . and we don't mean chickens
Judie Brown
November 14, 2008

I have always been fascinated by the manner in which our opponents couch their arguments. This is particularly true in the "field" of reproductive health, which . . .


Protect Christ from sacrilege? Forget about it!
Judie Brown
November 10, 2008

It seems that the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not be addressing the enforcement of Canon 915, let alone the failure that . . .


Mayhem, madness, and meanness
Judie Brown
November 6, 2008

As Americans devoted to defending the innocent continue to reel from the election results, there are a few things that bear consideration as we move forward. . . .


The evil gardener or the bioethics guru?
Judie Brown
November 3, 2008

Bioedge is giving all of us something to think about that, frankly, has nothing to do with elections, politics or voting. Aside from being alarming for those of . . .


Election reflection
Judie Brown
November 2, 2008

I just finished reading another commentary on the upcoming elections. It is said that this is a defining moment in our nation's history, not to mention the . . .


A bust, a boon, or a bane?
Judie Brown
November 1, 2008

bane: a source of harm or ruin http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bane Several years ago, when American Life League first became involved in opposing . . .


Mind freaks in science
Judie Brown
October 29, 2008

One of my favorite magicians is Criss Angel http://www.crissangel.com/. His ability to draw the viewer into the most amazing illusions is seconded only by his . . .


Is forced death coming to Washington State . . .again?
Judie Brown
October 28, 2008

I have a very personal interest in a proposed initiative that is on the November 4 election ballot in Washington State. You see 38 years ago, my husband and I . . .


Bishops and voting -- confusion or clarity?
Judie Brown
October 26, 2008

The most recent comments regarding Catholics and their moral obligations in the voting booth come courtesy of Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia and Bishop . . .


Solidarity: a sign of hope for pro-life stalwarts
Judie Brown
October 22, 2008

Here we are, at the midpoint of the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE campaign http://www.40daysforlife.com/about.cfm and just after the PRO-LIFE DAY OF SILENT SOLIDARITY, http: . . .


The good, the bad, and the ugly: a down syndrome tale
Judie Brown
October 21, 2008

The news I bring to your attention today is not, to my mind, just another of those heart-wrenching accounts of the ways in which Down syndrome children are . . .


Fraud or business as usual?
Judie Brown
October 18, 2008

fraud: intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right http://www.merriam-webster.com . . .


Americans United for Separation of Truth from Public Life
Judie Brown
October 16, 2008

I guess it is no secret to most that the anti-faith organization, Americans United for Separation of Church and State http://www.au.org/ , becomes wildly . . .


Recent media skullduggery
Judie Brown
October 15, 2008

Skullduggery: underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; also: a devious device or trick http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwwodarch.pl?Nov.20.2007 It's with . . .


Catholics must understand their voting priorities
Judie Brown
October 14, 2008

I was not going to write a commentary on this subject because, as you probably have guessed by now, I cannot talk about candidates due to the tax status of . . .


South Dakota's elephant in the room
Judie Brown
October 13, 2008

All Words (http://www.allwords.com/word-elephant+in+the+room.html ) tells us that an "elephant in the room" is an idiom for "a problem or difficult issue that . . .


Devastating dichotomies
Judie Brown
October 10, 2008

Dichotomy: "division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups." http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dichotomy That is the most polite . . .


Hello tree, I am a human being!
Judie Brown
October 7, 2008

Tom Szyszkiewicz has always been one of my favorite Catholic reporters. While I could not pronounce his last name if you paid me to do it, I find his writing . . .


Is your life a legal question?
Judie Brown
October 2, 2008

Yesterday, Lillie Reynolds' grandson lost his life in a tragic automobile crash. http://www.mlive.com/flintjournal/index.ssf/2008/09/crash_that_rips_baby_from . . .


Tiller the "healer"?
Judie Brown
October 1, 2008

It seems sort of oxymoronic to read a news report that starts with the following sentence: http://www.earnedmedia.org/or0930.htm "A complaint has been filed . . .


Catholic bishops, heroism, and vitriol
Judie Brown
September 30, 2008

So much has arrived in my e-mail recently on the conflict between courageous preaching and the hate speech of those who find religion nauseating that I decided . . .


Birth control merchants
Judie Brown
September 29, 2008

The news from the reproductive health front is not good these days for preborn children, but is for those who cash in on the sexually transmitted disease, . . .


Gloomy Gus would be in tears!
Judie Brown
September 27, 2008

The 1904 comic strip character Gloomy Gus (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gloomy%20gus) was habitually depressed or, one could say, without hope. So . . .


F.O.C.A.: focal point of pro-abort full-court press
Judie Brown
September 25, 2008

Hidden behind the headlines, but rarely discussed in polite company, is the dire measure pro-abortion forces are committed to enacting because the personhood . . .


The ugly side of dying
Judie Brown
September 24, 2008

Just when you think the euthanasia forces have taken a siesta, they come out swinging for yet another round of fear mongering. And this time, the grotesque . . .


A Brad Pitt moment
Judie Brown
September 22, 2008

A few days ago, I had a very strange experience. While reading a news report about Brad Pitt's donation of "$100,000 to fight California's November ballot . . .


Persons or problems? Colorado has to choose!
Judie Brown
September 18, 2008

At American Life League, we have spent nearly 30 years trying in every way we can to humanize the preborn baby, even when he is a single-cell zygote. We have . . .


Politics and the art of arrogance
Judie Brown
September 17, 2008

I am constantly amazed when I listen to the wide variety of comments that politicians put forth. You know as well as I do that their goal is to garner votes, . . .


Stooping to honor Stopes
Judie Brown
September 16, 2008

Something has definitely gone awry at Britain's Royal Mail headquarters. Though this news may be old to some, I just learned that one of its new postage stamps . . .


Jordin Sparks and honesty
Judie Brown
September 15, 2008

Over the past several years, I have noticed that there is no television program quite as popular as American Idol. In fact, it has become so engrained in the . . .


"Brain death" is not death
Judie Brown
September 11, 2008

In a recent edition of her e-newsletter update, Julie Grimstad, executive director of Life is Worth Living, Inc., a pro-life lay apostolate, discusses a recent . . .


IPS and the USCCB: a bad formula
Judie Brown
September 10, 2008

I have just finished looking at the latest advertisement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, entitled "Science is moving on. Isn't it time . . .


Vatican to "debate" organ transplantation? Brain death?
Judie Brown
September 9, 2008

It has come as a surprise to some that the Pontifical Academy for Life is co-hosting a November 2008 conference with the theme "A Gift for Life." I have known . . .


We remain steadfast, but...
Judie Brown
March 7, 2008

Over the last few weeks, something rather bizarre has occurred in the pro-life movement and it is difficult for me to get my arms around it. So, I have decided . . .


Wanted: pro-life integrity
Judie Brown
February 1, 2008

For more than 35 years, pro-lifers have struggled to choose the best tactics and strategies while hoping to reach a point in America's history where abortion . . .


Good Catholics
Judie Brown
January 16, 2008

Over the years, several official Catholic statements have outlined major concerns about the group "Catholics for a Free Choice." These statements have pointed . . .


A cheap shot from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Judie Brown
December 19, 2007

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is once again attempting to hijack medical ethics. Because of ACOG's history of mass deception, which I . . .


Miscarriage of justice
Judie Brown
December 10, 2007

Last Thursday, I read a series of news reports that brought me face to face with the tragic consequences of more than 30 years of unabated abuse — of drugs, the . . .


Victory or defeat? State the case for personhood
Judie Brown
November 28, 2007

On any given day in the world of media headlines, one can find at least one erroneous statement that absolutely must be refuted. In fact, one might venture to . . .


Sacrilege, scandal, and murder--or civility?
Judie Brown
November 14, 2007

When a bipartisan group of American Catholics signed on to an innocuous document entitled "A Catholic Call to Observe Civility in Political Debate," my initial . . .


Strategy for success evades pro-lifers
Judie Brown
November 5, 2007

When I saw a column written by pro-life activist Jane Frantz in the Appleton Post-Crescent, it really took the wind out of my sails. She wrote about her . . .


Catholicism's Achilles heel
Judie Brown
October 19, 2007

Recent remarks by retired Cardinal Theodore McCarrick are a reminder of the tragic situation that exists within the Catholic Church these days. It is as though . . .


The devil wins in Connecticut
Judie Brown
October 2, 2007

When I read the news, my first thought was, "This can't be true!" But unfortunately, it is. The Connecticut Catholic Conference caved in to political pressure . . .


Anti-life nonsense
Judie Brown
August 30, 2007

Cristina Page recently wrote yet another biting article for the reproductive health conglomerate, one of a seemingly non-stop series of tirades against the . . .


The crime of abortion
Judie Brown
August 16, 2007

In recent days, a couple of ideas have flowed from the minds of pundits that suggest paving new paths for pro-life thought and action regarding abortion law. . . .


Religion, politics, and faith
Judie Brown
June 22, 2007

America is badly in need of a reality check, and as we get closer to another cycle of elections, it seems proper to stop and examine why that wakeup call cannot . . .


As simple as ABC
Judie Brown
June 14, 2007

Bipartisan efforts in Congress always challenge my imagination. While I am aware that politics is the art of compromise, I have never understood how elected . . .


Politics of appeasement
Judie Brown
June 4, 2007

A few days ago I joined with several pro-life leaders in signing an ad that focused attention on Dr. James Dobson and other Christian leaders who had celebrated . . .


Media Catholic trio are the 'Three Blind Mice'
Judie Brown
May 21, 2007

In a recent story, the Washington Post recognized there is revitalization and renewal within the Catholic Church after years of scandal and turmoil. Amid this . . .


The personhood crisis
Judie Brown
May 16, 2007

Not long ago, Maureen Downey wrote an article for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the subject of the Georgia pro-life movement's new political goal: A . . .


Catholic hospitals and the 'emergency contraception' conundrum
Judie Brown
May 3, 2007

Recent reports from Connecticut and Wisconsin leave us wondering what in the world is going on in the world of "Catholic" health care. It would seem that the . . .


Partial-birth abortion ruling: Where is the victory?
Judie Brown
April 26, 2007

The Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold restrictions on partial-birth abortion (actually, it's infanticide) in most cases has stirred up the folks who . . .


America's angst: Her cruelty to children
Judie Brown
April 18, 2007

It is perhaps no accident that April 2007 is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Far too many horrors have converged on the national psyche in the last two . . .


Announcing the incarnation
Judie Brown
March 23, 2007

For Catholics and many other Christians the world over, March 25, the traditional Feast of the Annunciation, has been a day to celebrate the silent beginning of . . .


The pickle and the fickle
Judie Brown
March 14, 2007

It has always amazed me to watch the pandering that goes on as men and women find the power of the presidency so alluring that they can no longer resist the . . .


Wrongful motherhood
Judie Brown
March 12, 2007

The recent news reports about Jennifer Raper, the 45-year-old mother of a two-year-old child who prior to her birth was targeted for death by abortion, shocked . . .


Bishops and bald eagles
Judie Brown
March 2, 2007

Over the last four years American Life League has sought, through advertising, public commentary, personal communications, and other means to invite the . . .


Honestly, it's charitable
Judie Brown
February 16, 2007

Ever since the first American Life League Crusade for the Defense of Our Catholic Church advertisement appeared in the Washington Times in January of 2003, . . .


34 years after Roe -- where are we now?
Judie Brown
January 18, 2007

I fondly recall the day in 1974 when Humberto Cardinal Medeiros told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, "As for an amendment which would generally prohibit . . .


We deserve better than embryonic stem cell research fraud
Judie Brown
January 10, 2007

Very early in my life I learned a valuable lesson: when you manipulate the truth, you not only distort the subject you are discussing but you bring shame upon . . .


2006 and preborn children
Judie Brown
December 29, 2006

As the year comes to a close, dozens of commentaries will be written with the goal of encapsulating the entire year into a few thousand words. As I firmly . . .


Pandering to Pelosi
Judie Brown
December 21, 2006

The incipient speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, is showing what I consider extreme arrogance, even for a pro-abortion figure in public . . .


Advent reflections
Judie Brown
December 14, 2006

As the celebration of Christ's birth swiftly approaches, we are in a mood to celebrate family, friends, and the tremendous joy we receive in simply loving those . . .


2006 election: It's the babies, stupid!
Judie Brown
November 8, 2006

The wee small hours of the morning caught many of us stunned by the results in South Dakota's abortion referendum, and anxiety ridden over what might happen in . . .


Eleventh hour jitters
Judie Brown
November 3, 2006

As many in mainstream media continue to spin their tale of woe hysterically exaggerating what the South Dakota abortion ban will actually accomplish if the . . .


Missouri's Waterloo
Judie Brown
October 26, 2006

If you asked for a show of hands in response to the simple question, "Who's in favor of human cloning?" you might think that affirmative answers would only come . . .


Rating sex
Judie Brown
October 3, 2006

When I first heard about the recently produced documentary, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, there was no real desire on my part to dig into the subject. After all, . . .


Beast of prey
Judie Brown
September 21, 2006

Across America, a new wave of excitement is gripping college towns and the young Americans who inhabit them. Along with possessing the most sophisticated . . .


Contraception is not the answer
Judie Brown
August 24, 2006

As one who has fought on the front lines of the pro-life battle for much of my adult life, it's my perception that there is mass confusion in this nation about . . .


God, abortion, and gobbledygook
Judie Brown
August 16, 2006

In our current age of enlightenment, it doesn't take much for a person to identify himself as an expert. For example, a person who has experience in cleaning . . .


Plan A: Scrap Plan B
Judie Brown
August 10, 2006

I'm irritated. Totally. My job is to tell the truth; but I'm continually thwarted by those in the medical community and the government who make false claims . . .


Words at war
Judie Brown
August 2, 2006

When I saw the Ms. Magazine invitation to join the new "We Had Abortions" petition campaign, the evil practically jumped right off the page. This type of . . .


Murder on my mind
Judie Brown
July 27, 2006

I am often fascinated when reports on a topic converge within a very short period of time. You don't often see mainstream media accounts that deal with the . . .


Waxman's whoppers
Judie Brown
July 20, 2006

Congressman Henry Waxman would not get my vote for the most pro-life Democrat in Congress. In fact, quite the opposite is true. But his latest antics have . . .


A perfect child
Judie Brown
July 5, 2006

A tragedy has unfolded in Pekin, Illinois, where a 3-year old girl was suffocated by a woman who put a plastic trash bag over the child's head. Dr. Karen . . .


Catholic bishops: Say yes when you mean yes
Judie Brown
June 22, 2006

Having been frequently described by my fellow pro-lifers as lacking all understanding of political nuances and innuendo, you will pardon me for being overly . . .


South Dakota's true grit
Judie Brown
June 16, 2006

It is clear by now that the state of South Dakota has a legislature and a governor willing to stand up to pro-abortion pressure and do the right thing. That is . . .


Martini mixes up truth; too many bishops neither shaken nor stirred
Judie Brown
May 25, 2006

Some things appear to change from time to time, when actually they usually remain the same. Such is the world in which one finds both errant Catholic leaders . . .


Intentionally uninhibited
Judie Brown
May 11, 2006

Frantically scurrying to protect its multi-million dollar birth control enterprise, Planned Parenthood has begun taking aim at pro-life forces with rapid fire . . .


Slip-sliding to Hell
Judie Brown
April 27, 2006

A recent political analysis by Mark Rozell, "GOP resonance with Catholics could well be slip-sliding away," focused attention on what some describe as a fissure . . .


Issue insanity
Judie Brown
April 20, 2006

A variety of news reports tell us that pro-abortion forces are getting ready for a battle of enormous proportions. It seems that groups including NARAL are . . .


Planned Parenthood: Deceit unto death
Judie Brown
April 13, 2006

Nothing is quite as sad as the news that a young person has perished as the result of an act of violence. Somehow it is more heart-wrenching to hear of an . . .


Timing is everything
Judie Brown
April 6, 2006

Over the past few years cutting-edge pro-life legislative initiatives have emerged in a couple of states; initiatives that are not the run-of-the-mill . . .


Cokie and Steve Roberts: Getting it all wrong
Judie Brown
March 29, 2006

Cokie and Steve Roberts have established quite a following with their various commentaries on current events. But on the subject of abortion they have gone way . . .


Why is it so hard to understand? The abortion pill is simply wrong.
Judie Brown
March 22, 2006

Many years ago I sat at a table in the White House, looking at a dumbfounded President Ronald Reagan. I had just told him that under his administration, . . .


Send in the clowns
Judie Brown
March 9, 2006

Hyperbole dressed up like fact continues to interest me, especially when it emanates from the culture of death's chief analysts. That's why William Saletan's . . .


It's not easy being stupid, arrogant and a tool of Satan
Judie Brown
March 2, 2006

If you ever start to think that the world is suffering from a venom shortage, just start a blog and say something controversial. The level of rage that people . . .


When it's not about you!
Judie Brown
February 24, 2006

Women are told that reproductive health services are designed to better their lives. They are also told that anti-abortion zealots are infringing upon these . . .


Catholic charities: Just say 'no' to blood money
Judie Brown
February 16, 2006

I am flabbergasted and aghast, not to mention madder than ... well, I'm quite steamed. So many news items have come rolling off the Internet lately — indicating . . .


Legitimizing murder -- again
Judie Brown
February 3, 2006

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Gonzales v Oregon, is continuing its pattern of ruling against traditional morality. Once again the dignity of the human person and . . .


Burden of truth: Senator Edward Kennedy's achilles heel
Judie Brown
January 10, 2006

Recently Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) wrote a scathing commentary for the Washington Post. He took Judge Samuel Alito to task and actually suggested . . .


What women want
Judie Brown
January 5, 2006

It is always fascinating to read news reports about women and pregnancy. There seems to be a concerted effort to present women as superior beings who can . . .


Schiavo, truth, and the American way
Judie Brown
December 15, 2005

It is frequently said that truth is stranger than fiction. In the case of Michael Schiavo, husband of the now deceased Terri Schiavo, this is precisely correct. . . .


A penalty of death
Judie Brown
November 20, 2005

Some days it seems as though the world has turned completely upside down; nothing makes sense. I just experienced a couple of those days and it has left me . . .


Judging the judge
Judie Brown
November 9, 2005

Sometimes pro-lifers rival the pro-abortion crowd in their hysterical hyperbole. Such is the case regarding President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Samuel . . .


Our Catholic bishops: Called to lead
Judie Brown
November 2, 2005

Nearly three years ago, American Life League embarked on a serious campaign. We decided it was no longer possible to sit on the sidelines and watch while public . . .


What are we waiting for?
Judie Brown
October 27, 2005

These are vexing times. We have seen the president nominate for a position on the Supreme Court a woman whose record is not just unclear but practically unknown . . .


Privacy and predators
Judie Brown
September 15, 2005

There are very few of us who have not heard about "sexual predators," people who victimize children and do so with wretched regularity. So why in the world . . .


Dismembering reality
Judie Brown
September 1, 2005

Just a few days ago the most amazing announcement came from the world of medical research. Perhaps you heard about the startling discovery that 28-week-old . . .


A case of mistaken identity
Judie Brown
August 17, 2005

Have you ever had an "I think I know you, but I can't recall your name" moment when you see a familiar face at a gathering? And even worse, have you said, "Hi, . . .


Numb numbers
Judie Brown
August 3, 2005

As a society, we love to count things. In fact, we count almost anything that can be counted. Whenever there are a lot of things to count, official counters . . .


Roe, Roberts, and reality
Judie Brown
July 29, 2005

Judge John Roberts' nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court has people along the fringes, both on the pro-abortion and the pro-life side, so busy . . .


Cruel cunning
Judie Brown
July 21, 2005

All too often lately, reading the news gives me the chills. We live in a world that is upside down, yet far too few people seem to care. And that troubles me. . . .


Incompatible ideologies
Judie Brown
July 13, 2005

It is becoming increasingly clear to me that I'm out of step with the rest of the world. And boy, am I glad! It's not just me, either. Everyone who fully . . .


Supreme Court hoopla: Rhetoric or reality?
Judie Brown
July 7, 2005

In case you missed it, many alleged conservative groups are moaning about the possibility that President Bush might nominate attorney general Alberto Gonzales . . .


Stemming specious statements before... another one bites the dust
Judie Brown
June 30, 2005

Remember the 1980s hit "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen? That song is about getting even by killing people. Not a nice theme for a song! But no one thinks . . .


Ribald rhetoric
Judie Brown
June 25, 2005

If there's anything the pro-abortion crowd is especially adept with, it's the subtle use of words — shades of meaning, nuanced turns, linguistic sleight-of-hand . . .


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