It’s not easy to avoid the perception of a political motive.
The teenager told me she was down to her last option: a hanger.
People’s lives elude sharply drawn lines.
These draconian new state laws seem more pro-birth than pro-life.
Most Americans aren't abortion absolutists. The available political options don't reflect this.
"Should it be legal?" has not been serving us well.
Most of us only know the pro-life movement after Roe v. Wade. But there's a fuller history—with surprising turns.
A few years after Howard Stephens started providing abortions, he became the target of local anti-abortion protesters. They picketed his home on weekends, distributed leaflets around his neighborhood calling him a murderer, followed his moves around town, and sent hate mail to his son. Perhaps most concerning, the protesters picketed Howard’s church twice.
There has been a broad and dramatic shift toward more abortion restrictions in the United States. This will almost certainly continue.