I take this opportunity to appeal to all politicians, regardless of their faith convictions, to treat the defense of the lives of those who are about to be born and enter into society as the cornerstone of the common good.
When life itself is violated at its emergence, what remains is no longer the grateful and enchanted welcome of a gift, but a cold calculation of what we have and what we can use. Then even life is reduced to a one-time-use consumer good.
3. Naomi Schaefer Riley: More than 400 foster placements. How does that happen?
6. In the New York Times: The Dangerous Rise of the IUD as Poverty Cure
7. In City Journal: When Feminists Abandon Girls
Do you believe that a mother should have the right to obtain an abortion of a viable baby up until the moment of birth if the mother claims emotional stress?
Do you believe babies who survive botched abortion procedures should be, through the purposeful neglect of doctors, allowed to die if that is the mother’s wish? Do you believe doctors who allow infants to die should be afforded special protections by the law?
Specifically, what limits, if any, do you believe should be placed on abortion?
Thank The Atlantic for running Alexandra DeSanctis today. (See the very end for contact information.)
Follow Sohrab Ahmari on the pope in the United Arab Emirates. And we’ll be talking about his spiritual memoir in March in NYC. Details here. (My NRO Q&A with him here. John J. Miller’s podcast with him here.)
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