The Poverty of Abortion

By Denise Hunnell, M.D.

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” This poignant quote by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta rang in my ears as I read Karen Hartman’s latest essay in the Washington Post. The piece was published on January 22, 2016, to correspond with the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion, Roe v. Wade. As thousands of pro-life advocates marched through Washington D.C. in spite of an impending blizzard the Washington Post offered its readers Ms. Hartman’s emotional defense of abortion,…

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