Abortion
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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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Life and leaders

Books | Of infants, judges, and presidents
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/14/21, 04:34 pm

Randy Alcorn’s Pro-Choice or Pro-Life (EPM, 2020; Kindle price 99 cents) is my new inexpensive go-to book for—here comes the subtitle—Examining 15 Pro-Choice Claims: What Do Facts & Common Sense Tell Us? Among the claims he swats away: The unborn child is not a person, has no right to live off the body of another person, and should be killable when rape, incest, or disability are factors. Alcorn also deals with adoption fears, overpopulation concerns, and “personally pro-life” and “wanted child” excuses.

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