Presidential Pen

Reagan writes on abortion

Among the most fervent of Ronald Reagan's campaign supporters were far-right special-interest groups, particularly antiabortion activists. Yet the Reagan Administration has worked only halfheartedly in Congress for laws that would permit organized school prayer, stop busing and ban abortion, and none of that social agenda has been passed. Still, the President periodically pays lip service to the right wing's priority issues.

Now he has taken up the pen to reaffirm his commitment to at least one of those issues: in the spring 1983 edition of the Human Life Review, an eight-year-old conservative quarterly, Reagan's byline appears over a rambling...

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