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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on January 21, 2014.

eNewsletter Subject: The Battle Grows Tougher

Tomorrow is set aside in the United States as a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. This falls on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion, a horror obviously not limited to America.

It is also the day of our annual March for Life in Washington, DC. As such it prompts some reflections. Phil Lawler offers a humorous comment on pro-life news coverage in The media's annual bout of blindness.

More seriously, I argue that the battle for life has been a relatively comfortable exercise compared with what might be coming in the wake of gay marriage. See Lessons of the Pro-Life Blackout: From Pressure to Persecution.

Yesterday Phil commented on Pope Benedict's effort to laicize abusive priests as his pontificate drew to a close. See 400 priests defrocked for abuse? There's more to the story....

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