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 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 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?"
By Dave Andrusko Granted, I only scratched the surface of the 2,600+ responses to “Why Pro-lifers keep fighting abortion,” but I think I get the drift. Message: “drop dead, prolifers.” Hey, that’s okay. Helen M. Alvaré and Meg T. McDonnell no doubt anticipated a hailstorm of withering blowback to their opinion piece in the Washington …Continue reading "Why, against impressive odds, does our Movement not only survive but thrive?"
By Dave Andrusko Today is my oldest daughter’s birthday. The weather is altogether different than it was in 1983; it is relatively warm outside and the ground is free of snow. Emily is a special education teacher and an extraordinary young woman, as kind and as welcoming as she is loving and generous. My wife …Continue reading "A Birthday Kiss and a Hug"
By Dave Andrusko We’re running stories, almost every day, taken from the pages of National Right to Life News, going back as far as 1973. This is done not only in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the noxious Roe v. Wade decision but to remind us what we’ve been saying at various stage along …Continue reading "The Ultimate Recognition"
By Dave Andrusko As sure as the sun rises in the east, you knew the mainstream media would—in the interests of “balance”—decide that the Pro-Life Movement is riven with the same internal squabbles that beset the Pro-Abortion Movement, which is clearly in search of a new identity. And for good measure, we would also be …Continue reading "Roe after 40: Where we are as a Movement"
By Dave Andrusko It can be helpful to compare and contrast, even when the conflicting viewpoints are, on the one hand, a recipe for disaster, and, on the other hand, a reminder of how much the Republican Party stands to lose if it softens its staunchly pro-life position. Side by side they can tell us …Continue reading "Why the Movement will bounce back"