Why I Write for NRO
As part of our spring fundraising drive this week, we asked some of our contributors to explain why they write for us.


Michael J. New, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama and a fellow at the Witherspoon Institute:

I contribute to NRO because it is a first-rate outlet for my commentary and research on pro-life issues. Much of the mainstream media — and, unfortunately, even some conservative media outlets — ignore sanctity-of-life issues. Furthermore, on those infrequent occasions when sanctity-of-life issues are covered, pro-life perspectives are either ignored or treated in a very marginalized, tokenized manner. However, ever since I started writing for NRO in 2002 it was clear that the editors realized the importance of abortion and other sanctity-of-life issues and possessed an interest in thoughtful commentary with a pro-life perspective.

I will also add that NRO is one of the very few conservative publications with a truly nationwide reach. I still remember when my first editorial was posted in 2002. Even though I had previously published editorials in other outlets, NRO gave my commentary much more visibility and attention. Furthermore, since much of my writing involves state-level issues, whether it be state-level pro-life legislation or state-level fiscal limits, NRO provides me with the ability to communicate with grassroots conservatives. Overall, for over ten years, NRO has provided its readers with fast, hard hitting commentary from conservative experts on a wide variety of issues. All in all, it is both an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute to NRO.


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