Choose Life, A series of newspaper articles on the sanctity of life

by W.I. Smith, M.D.

In 1985, twelve years after the infamous Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion on
demand in the United States, the editor of The Acadiana Catholic, Lafayette, Louisiana,
invited Dr. W.I. Smith, M.D. to begin writing a series of columns on the sanctity of human life. These articles have been compiled in book form, hopefully in some semblance of chronological order. Written monthly at first, and bi-monthly in recent years, they reflect the ups and downs of the pro-life movement, and especially focus on all the sad ramifications of legal abortion, including physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, test-tube babies, surrogate motherhood, frozen embryos, etc. Permission is granted to anyone who would like to copy any or all of these articles without acknowledgment of authorship.

Articles may be accessed by downloading one of the eleven files listed below. Each file contains 10 articles with article topics listed beneath each file link. 

Articles 1-10

  • THE WORST HOLOCAUST 
  • WHO IS THE BLAME 
  • A REAL HORROR 
  • MARCH FOR LIFE 
  • GOD'S PROPERTY 
  • SICK & OLD 
  • TO MAKE THE PATH LESS LONELY
  • THE SLIPPERY SLOPE 
  • WAKE UP, EDITORS 
  • THE ST. PAUL OF RIGHT TO LIFE

Articles 11-20

  • SINGLE ISSUE VOTING 
  • I'M PERSONALLY OPPOSED TO ABORTION, BUT 
  • PRAY FOR THE BABIES 
  • ABOUT THAT UPJOHN BOYCOTT
  • STAND UP AND BE COUNTED 
  • THE DOCUMENT
  • DOCUMENT II 
  • THE NEW U.S. SUPREME COURT 
  • MIRACLE OF LIFE 
  • THE CHRISTIAN PRO-LIFE STANCE

Articles 21-30

  • A PRO-LIFE PRAYER
  • JESSICA 
  • THE DOMINO EFFECT OF ABORTION ON DEMAND
  • BREAUX BRIDGE BOY
  • THE POST ABORTION SYNDROME
  • THE REAL PRO-LIFE MESSAGE
  • NEW FORM OF ABORTION 
  • LOVE LETTER TO A FRIEND
  • OPERATION RESCUE 
  • ORGAN HARVESTING

Articles 31-40

  • OVER THE CLIFF 
  • MEDIA BIAS 
  • DEATH WITH DIGNITY 
  • MUCH CAUSE OF OPTIMISM
  • THE REAL REASON WE ARE KILLING BABIES
  • NEGLECTED WAR VETERANS 
  • PRIORITIES
  • WHERE HAVE ALL THE BABIES GONE? 
  • EUTHANASIA AFTER THE COURT DECISION
  • ABORTION TRAINING

Articles 41-50

  • A CONGRESSMAN'S MANIFESTO
  • PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION 
  • OMINOUS PREDICTION
  • FUTURE SHOCK 
  • AFTER ROE V WADE
  • THE ABORTION DEBATE: A NEW STRATEGY
  • THE RIGHT TO DIE 
  • MEDICAL MORAL DILEMMAS
  • WILL IT BE CAIRO OR CHI RHO? 
  • DIALOG ON ABORTION

Articles 51-60

  • AIDS ... A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE 
  • LIVING WILL 
  • PROLONGING DYING 
  • OPERATION RESCUE II 
  • INITIATIVE 119 
  • MERCY KILLING OR MERCY? 
  • THE NEW FRANKENSTEINS 
  • THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE ACT
  • TWENTY YEARS 
  • THE RIGHT TO DIE II

Articles 61-70

  • THE GABRIEL PROJECT
  • ANOTHER PROPOSITION
  • AFTER KEVORKIAN 
  • MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
  • KILLING IS NOT HEALTH CARE 
  • FOCA II 
  • EVANGELIUM VITAE 
  • QUO VADIS 
  • THE MOST ENDANGERED SPECIES 
  • HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

Articles 71-80

  • IS THIS A HOLY WAR? 
  • THE DEATH PENALTY 
  • PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE 
  • ABORTION CLINIC DEMONSTRATIONS
  • SECULAR HUMANISM AND THE SANCTITY OF LIFE 
  • A SENSE OF OUTRAGE 
  • THE NANCY KLEIN CASE-A POST MORTEM 
  • MONEY, MEDIA, AND MISINFORMATION
  • PRO-LIFE ANDY 
  • THE ULTIMATE CHILD ABUSE

Articles 81-90

  • FETAL TISSUE FOR SALE 
  • IVF AD DESIGNER GENES 
  • ABORTION IN THE FlJTURE
  • SHALL WE DEFROST YOUR BABY NOW?
  • THE COURTS AND THE SANCTITY OF LIFE
  • STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR ABORTIONISTS 
  • CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION 
  • ARE WE RACKETEERS? 
  • A NOTABLE SHIFT 
  • BABIES FOR SALE

Articles 91-100

  • SOME COMMENTS FROM THE MISGUIDED 
  • RU486 REVISITED 
  • THE DEATH OF HUGH FINN
  • THE MCCAIN FEINGOLD BILL
  • DRUG OVERDOSAGE, LEGALLY PRESCRIBED
  • ETHICS IN THE IVY LEAGUE
  • SPIRITUAL PAIN 
  • SCIENCE VS. MORALITY 
  • WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM LITTLETON
  • THEY SHOOT ABORTIONISTS, DON'T THEY? 

Articles 101-108

  • 800-U-CAN-SUE 
  • PRAY TO END ABORTION
  • BABYPARTS.COM 
  • JOHN CARDINAL O'CONNOR, R.I.P.
  • SEMANTIC GYMNASTICS
  • STEM CELL RESEARCH
  • IVF REVISITED
  • END OF LIFE DECISIONS