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Vatican newspaper columnist: Obama’s words show tide is turning against abortion

July 24, 2009

In a column published in today’s edition of L’Osservatore Romano, Italian historian and journalist Lucetta Scaraffia writes that President Barack Obama’s commitment to reduce abortions-- as well as the Italian legislature’s approval of a resolution against abortion as a form of population control-- are signs that the tide is turning against the “radical and feminist ideological propaganda” that has trumpeted abortion as a “sign of the liberation of women” since the 1970s. Scaraffia made her remarks in a review of psychoanalyst Claudio Risé’s La crisi del dono. La nascita e il no alla vita, in which the author posits that the decision to kill one’s child stems in part from a fear of change and transformation.

Risé, a student of Communion and Liberation founder Father Luigi Giussani in the 1950s, has also written on the centrality of fathers in family life.

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