Advice to the pro-life movement
Jim Kelly a wonderful, intelligent, and stalwart pro-lifer has an article in the “other magazine” (Feburary 16): Why the Pro-Life Movement Should Return to Its Roots.
“The movement can do this by explicitly recognizing its three-part history: (1) the radical beginnings of some of the opposition to abortion; (2) the tactical and temporary political cooption of moral conservatives by fiscal conservatives, a linkage probably definitively eroded by the last election; and (3) the retrieval of the movements’s core radicalism, which located opposition to abortion within the nonviolence movement, itself the principled core of the peace movement.”
Well worth a read:
http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=11428 (subscription required, tsk, tsk)