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Julia Yost’s wide-ranging and masterly critique of The Body Keeps the Score (“By Our Wounds We Are Healed,” October) is cumulatively devastating. I wonder, though, whether Bessel van der Kolk will even care. As Liberace remarked when similarly challenged, “I cried all the way to . . . . Continue Reading »

Abortion and Class

America’s abortion regime and the absolutist ideology that animates it is part of a war by the powerful on the weak. This is true not only because it targets unborn children in the womb, the most helpless members of our society. It is also true because the regime is sustained by the rich while it . . . . Continue Reading »

The Radical Wrongness of Roe

In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court created a constitutional right of some human beings to kill other human beings. Specifically, the Court held that the Constitution of the United States creates a substantive individual liberty to procure or perform an abortion of a human . . . . Continue Reading »

Roe Will Go

Let me offer a prediction, free of any face-saving hedge: Next year, the Supreme Court will hold that there is no constitutional right to elective abortions. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case pending before the court, it will return the issue to the states for the . . . . Continue Reading »

Family Policy After Roe

After half a century, the struggle against the cruel and radical abortion regime imposed on our society by the Supreme Court may be nearing its end. The pro-life movement, derided at times as naive even by some who share its goals, may be about to win a great victory for justice by having worked . . . . Continue Reading »

A Tale of Two Pregnancies

Most people who believe abortion to be wrong believe it to be wrong intrinsically. By contrast, those who do not believe abortion to be wrong make a utilitarian deduction: A child at the wrong time can be a bad thing. Therefore, ending its life can be a good thing. A right to abortion, they believe, . . . . Continue Reading »

Roe Must Fall: A Symposium

Since the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, more than 60 million Americans have been killed. Their blood cries out from the ground for justice. Ours is a God of mercy, not retribution. But let us not test his patience. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, currently . . . . Continue Reading »

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