The History of American Evangelicals’ Opposition to Abortion Is Long

Attendees at the 2017 March for Life (James Lawler Duggan/Reuters)
Pro-choice advocates push a new talking point that it isn’t. Let’s look at the record.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A s the pro-life movement remains entrenched among American voters, a new pro-choice talking point has entered the media narrative.

In the new historiography of the abortion debate, the reason that pro-lifers are against abortion is not that they sincerely believe it to be murder. Rather they are operating from a false consciousness, hiding their real motive, racism. That narrative, which now gets repeated by the usual pro-choice advocates in media outlets such as the Guardian and the New York Times, is inaccurate and disingenuous. It is an obvious attempt to manufacture a politicized history.

The narrative is simple: American Evangelicals never were

Joseph S. Laughon is a political-thought graduate of Concordia University, Irvine, and lives in California, where he writes on religion, politics, and national security.

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