Friday, October 24, 2008

The Difference Made by Pro-Life Politicians and Pro-Life Laws

Everyone knows that "there is little that elected officials can do to curb abortion through legislation" and that "the pro-life movement has not reaped any real benefits from supporting candidates who oppose abortion." Right? That's what many evangelicals supporting pro-abortion-rights candidates have claimed this year.

The problem is that this is not true. Michael New has a helpful post showing the evidence that successful pro-life legislation--like public funding restrictions, informed consent laws, and parental involvement laws--have been effective at reducing the number of abortions in America.

Read the whole thing.