Abortion, Racism and the True Origins of the Religious Right

"Repealing Roe v. Wade stands as a perennial high-priority issue for conservative Christian voters, so much so that today it is hard to imagine a time when that was not the case. But in the early 1970s, abortion was not the primary issue that catalyzed the Religious Right, as it would in later years. Initially, the Christian response to Roe v. Wade was mixed. Instead, conservative voters coalesced around the issue of racial integration in schools."
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Friends Across Borders

Saturday evening, I ran alongside the river of people - The Birmingham News estimated 2, 500; I'd say more - that stretched 11 blocks through the streets of downtown Birmingham. I'd hitched a ride with som...