Friday, January 09, 2009

How Support for Abortion Became Kennedy Dogma

Last week sociologist Anne Hendershott wrote in the WSJ on "How Support for Abortion Became Kennedy Dogma." In it she recounts: "At a meeting at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport, Mass., on a hot summer day in 1964, the Kennedy family and its advisers and allies were coached by leading theologians and Catholic college professors on how to accept and promote abortion with a 'clear conscience.'"

Al Mohler devotes his column today to this theme, exploring some of the lessons from Hendershott's documentation.

I've recently been reading Hendershott's book, The Politics of Abortion, which is a helpful overview on how (among other things) the party of the little man became the party united around enabling the destruction of the smallest and weakest human beings.