By Dave Andrusko Many times it seems as if the preponderance of pro-abortion columns/op-eds is limited to “my goodness, those radical anti-choicers are passing bills like it’s going out of style” and “Jeez, these @#$% people are obsessed with controlling women’s sexuality.” They’re not incompatible, if you assume—as these writers do—either that we are …Continue reading "Completely missing why the abortion issue has “political staying power”"
By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Melissa is the survivor of a “failed” saline abortion in 1977. She speaks all over the world, including at the last three National Right to Life Conventions where she will again this June. She is a frequent contributor to NRL News and NRL News Today. Perhaps you may have …Continue reading "The power of sustaining relationships for our Movement"
By Jean Garton Editor’s note. Jean Garton is best known to pro-lifers as the author of the classic, “Who Broke the Baby?” But over the years she has also contributed a number of wonderful essays for National Right to Life News and National Right to Life News Today. One of the most frayed and …Continue reading "Another Word for Failure"
By Paul Stark Scholar Jon Shields (professor at Claremont McKenna College), who’s not exactly pro-life but has become more sympathetic to our view in the course of his research, discusses the pro-life movement in an interview with the New Yorker (emphases added): The pro-life cause has indeed resonated in a liberal, rights-oriented culture far …Continue reading "The pro-life movement and ‘common liberal values’"
By Holly Gatling, executive director, South Carolina Citizens for Life Five months after I graduated from the University of South Carolina with my degree in journalism, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landscape altering 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. I wasn’t paying attention, even as a young journalist. I had other things on my …Continue reading "A Journalist’s Journey into the Pro-Life Movement"
By Helen Alvare Editor’s note. Today’s entry in our year-long “Roe at 40” series comes from the August 10, 1999, issue of National Right to Life News. A t the time she wrote this essay Professor Alvare was the director of planning and information for the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the National Conference of …Continue reading "Youthful pro-life movement unnerves aging pro-abortionists"
By Paul Stark Editor’s note. We received some very nice feedback on “Love is the River,” written by NRLC President Carol Tobias, that ran Wednesday. In that vein, I thought our NRL News Today readers would also enjoy the following. Christopher Tollefsen, writing at The Public Discourse, observed: “The pro-life movement is at an advantage …Continue reading "Truth, love and the pro-life movement"
By Jean Garton Editor’s note. The latest in our year-long “Roe at 40” series is a wonderful essay by Jean Garton (author of the classic “Who Broke the Baby?”) that appeared in our January 1998, edition. It’s an amazing piece penned by one of the great writers in our Movement, which is why it being …Continue reading "The Pro-Life Movement: A Family with Many Faces"
By John Smeaton, executive director, Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) I joined the pro-life movement 40 years ago this year, giving my first talk on abortion to schoolchildren in south London in 1973. Actually, though, on reflection, I was unaware I had joined a “movement”. I was simply appalled at the injustice of …Continue reading "You don’t have to be in the pro-life movement to be fired up by abortion’s injustice"
By Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life Many of us remember with delight a piece in The New York Times 10 years ago entitled “Surprise, Mom: I’m Anti-Abortion.” In it, author Elizabeth Hayt revealed the progress the pro-life movement has made with young people. The gist of the article is that, much to the …Continue reading "Pro-Life Perspective: Summertime and Youth Outreach"
By Holly Miller Editor’s note. This story from the April 2003 edition of National Right to Life News is part of our year-long “Roe at 40” series in which we bring you some of the best stories going back to 1973, the year NRL News began. If you are not a subscriber to the “pro-life …Continue reading "Chapter Ideas: Involving Youth in the Pro-life Movement Now Is the Time! Youth are More Pro-life than Ever"
By Dave Andrusko Ellie Saul is a gifted writer, some of whose postings at bound4life.org she has happily allowed us to reprint. (To cite two examples, http://nrlc.cc/YmXwZa and http://nrlc.cc/WztKEc.) I find her a delight for many reasons but first and foremost because her writings are bathed in a passionate concern for the unborn, the outpouring …Continue reading "If not me, who? If not us, who?"