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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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Losing the history wars

Abortion | A recent slate of pro-abortion history books shows pro-life authors are ceding important ground
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/02/20, 04:41 pm

“Who controls the past controls the future,” George Orwell wrote. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun constructed his 1973 Roe v. Wade decision with historical rebar provided by an NYU law professor, Cyril Means, who just happened to be the lawyer of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws.

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Year in Review: Fighting for life

Abortion | 2019 brought more challenges but renewed hope to pro-lifers
by Mary Jackson
Posted 12/30/19, 12:44 pm

Pro-life advocates saw both hopeful gains and discouraging setbacks this year in their efforts to fight for unborn babies and their mothers. Fewer women received surgical abortions nationwide, but the number of mothers taking the abortion pill continued to skyrocket. State lawmakers passed more sweeping pro-life legislation, but federal judges blocked those laws from taking effect.

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