Religion: The Anti-Abortion Campaign

They are a mixed bag, but a growing one. Conservative Roman Catholics teamed up with a sizable number of liberals. Also included: the Salvation Army and the Mormons, Greek Orthodoxy and Orthodox Jewry, hard-shell fundamentalists and a hard-nosed minority of liberal Protestant ethicists. They are only beginning to realize that they have a common cause: opposition to what they fear is a nationwide trend toward abortion-on-demand.

So far it has been an inchoate campaign, waged mainly by local ad hoc committees thrown together 1) to resist proposed state legislation liberalizing abortion laws, or 2) to fight back when a state court strikes...

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