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Abortion and prostitution

Abortion | Evidence suggests a close relationship between the two in 19th-century America
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/04/20, 09:35 am

We are mourning this month the Jan. 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade decision that led to an abortion surge, but we should remember that abortion was not unknown in America even before the Supreme Court’s full-frontal legalization.

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Buildings with baggage

Abortion | Groups are turning old abortion centers into pro-life spaces, but the facilities’ horrific histories are difficult for many to overcome
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/02/20, 05:00 pm

Austin and Bryan, Texas. Chattanooga, Tenn. Elkton, Md. Grand Rapids, Mich. Toledo, Ohio. Wichita, Kan. These are seven of the at least 20 cities where pro-life groups have taken over and repurposed former surgical abortion facilities. They are now crisis pregnancy centers, pro-life offices, or memorials. 

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Abominable enterprise

Life | A year in abortion battles: Abortion proponents defend the gruesome practice as pro-lifers push to repeal Roe v. Wade
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/02/20, 04:48 pm

In C.S. Lewis’ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, young King Caspian visits an island under his rule and discovers the territory embroiled in the slave trade. The Narnian king demands the lazy governor explain why the islanders have resorted to this “abominable and unnatural traffic in slaves.” The governor’s reply? “Necessary, unavoidable. … An essential part of the economic development of the islands, I assure you.”

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