Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and dean of World Journalism Institute. He joined WORLD in 1992 and has also been a university professor and provost. He has written more than 20 books: His latest is Abortion at the Crossroads. Marvin resides with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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A fighter for life dies

Abortion | Pro-Life Action League founder Joe Scheidler spent decades trying to stop abortion
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/18/21, 05:03 pm

Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League, died Monday morning at age 93. 

He entered the pro-life movement half a century ago after his wife Ann dragged him to a rally in downtown Chicago on a Saturday afternoon. Scheidler knew about activism—he had marched with Martin Luther King Jr.—and the Illinois Legislature was debating an abortion legalization bill, but Scheidler wanted to stay home and watch Notre Dame football. 

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Illustration by Michael Morris

Birth of a movement

Life | A look back at the first two decades of pro-life work after Roe v. Wade
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/14/21, 04:51 pm

Connie Marshner was executive vice president of the Free Congress Foundation in the 1980s and chair of Ronald Reagan’s Family Policy Advisory Board.

In 1972, if you were told one party would become the pro-life party and one party the party of abortion, which would you have selected? The Democrats would be pro-life. Lots of Republicans favored “population control.”

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Containing abortion

Roe v. Wade | Property in men, property in babies
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/14/21, 04:34 pm

Jan. 22 is the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Ten days later, Black History Month begins. We should think about the connection.

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