“This is your generation which has been killed by abortion”: Why one Canadian girl joined the pro-life movement

By Jonathon Van Maren Note: I wrote this profile for LifeCanada’s magazine, and it appeared in their last issue. Devorah Gilman first heard about abortion when she was three or four years old. “I thought it sounded like something the ancient Romans did and dismissed it as a horrible thing that probably didn’t happen much…

If science shows why abortion is wrong, why is the pro-life movement so Christian?

By Jonathon Van Maren “Are you guys religious?” It’s a question every pro-life activist doing educational outreach has heard. The question is always leveled suspiciously, as if the truth of our abortion victim photography is contingent on whether or not pro-life activists believe in God. The response to this question is simple: Abortion is wrong…

The real “War on Christmas”

By Jonathon Van Maren Christmastime has something that enlarges the heart of everyone–even, I suspect, the grinchiest of atheists. Whether it is lightly falling snow, or visiting family and friends, or Christmas caroling, or an audience surging to its feet at the crescendos of Handel’s Hallelujah chorus, there is something about this time of year…