Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77

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West Coast walkers proclaim life

by Mary Jackson
Posted 1/28/13, 09:00 am

SAN FRANCISCO—Tens of thousands of people crammed the Civic Center plaza on Saturday under a clear blue sky for a strong West Coast showing of support for the lives of unborn children.

The Bay area's ninth-annual Walk for Life came one day after a massive March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., and record crowds in rallies across the United States this past week. Protesters voiced opposition to 40 years and the millions of babies killed since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973.

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Parents pine for paper as kids go digital

by Mary Jackson
Posted 1/16/13, 10:00 am

Jeff May reads books for his doctorate studies on his iPad’s Kindle app. The convenience is difficult to resist. But when it comes to his kids, ages 11, 9, and 7, he savors their after-school trips to Barnes & Noble and the sight of them thumbing through colorful pages of a tangible book. 

"They  play enough video games as it is," the Santa Rosa, Calif., father said. 

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Grace and Faith

Roe v. Wade | When Christian parents refuse to abort a child with a fatal condition, the result is a powerful witness
by Mary Jackson
Posted 1/11/13, 01:00 am

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.—Daniel and Crystal Artran married in 2010 and rejoiced when they found themselves pregnant several months later. But behind the rejoicing was concern: As dwarfs of the same type, their children have a 25 percent chance of inheriting the abnormal gene from each of them, a condition called “double dominance” and incompatible with life. Still, the Simi Valley, Calif., couple knew that three out of four times they would have a healthy child. Daniel, 38, already had two preteen children from a previous marriage.

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