The New York Times featured a report on pro-life street protesters explores the role of faith, particularly evangelical Christianity, as a motivation to action, and describes not just the controversy surrounding the practice but also the self-reported success stories it has inspired. The article profiles Deborah Anderson, a 62-year-old activist, who describes her "first triumph":
After becoming pregnant with a boyfriend while separated from her husband—and deciding to have the baby despite friends' advice to abort, she said—she was a single mother with a bumper sticker on her Chrysler Fifth Avenue that said "the heart beats at 24 days for an unborn child."
One day in a parking lot near her home, Ms. Anderson said, a woman came up to her and said she had been on her way to get an abortion when she saw that simple statement and changed her mind. "There was a 2-year-old in the back seat," Ms. Anderson said.
The Times' Lens blog also profiles Monica Migliorino Miller, an associate theology professor at Madonna University and the director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, who produces the photographs of aborted fetuses that show up on protest signs, billboards, and trucks. The piece features a slideshow of her work. Warning: it's very graphic.
The Times also reported on "selective abortion," or the decision of some parents to terminate one or more fetuses in a multiple pregnancy. It suggests that this is sometimes necessary to ensure the survival and health of the remaining fetuses.
In March, two Iranian women were arrested on charges of anti-state activity, propagating the Christian faith and apostasy. On Tuesday, ...1
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