Higher Education

Many pro-life advocates believed that the answer to the abortion problem lay in education. Science supports the claim that human life begins at conception. Psychology reports that induced abortion has adverse effects on a high percentage of women. Sociology informs us that abortion has a negative impact on marriage and the family. Scripture commands us not to kill. And so on. Unfortunately, education in moral matters has gone underground. Political correctness has not only invaded the groves of academia, but has captured it.

At the same time, political correctness has maintained a veneer of…

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