Magazine July 29, 2019, Issue

The South Is a Pro-Life Stronghold

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It has seceded from the culture of death

The cycles of history can be very interesting indeed. The American South is the home of America’s original sin. It is the one region of this nation that turned its back on the principles of the Founding and did so for decade after decade — imposing first the tyranny of slavery, then the oppression of Jim Crow. Even after the Civil War, the South was a virtual nation-within-a-nation, a world apart where only white citizens could fully enjoy the blessings of liberty. 

And, make no mistake, the South paid for its sins. The Civil War decimated its male population and destroyed

This article appears as “The South Secedes from the Culture of Death” in the July 29, 2019, print edition of National Review.

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