Table of Contents

Cover Story

Back to the present

Back to the present

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Understanding abortion in the past will help us fight it today

In this issue: "Millions cut down," Jan. 17, 2009

Features

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | A church pastored by John Fidel in Rugari, a small town in eastern Congo.

Mad about Madoff

Mad about Madoff

By Warren Cole Smith and Rusty Leonard

Charity | Bernard Madoff scandal shuts down charities

The power of words

The power of words

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Author Bret Lott strives to write with the integrity of Christ

Lessons from the past

Lessons from the past

By Marvin Olasky

Abortion Past | Pro-lifers in the 19th century overcame staggering abortion rates and saved lives; here's how they did it

Black genocide

Black genocide

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion Present | African-Americans are fighting the high toll of abortion in their own community by developing compassionate alternatives

Disunited nations

Disunited nations

By Alisa Harris

Abortion Present | A statement of dissent at the UN, a victory in west Texas, and other pro-life news

Life or death?

Life or death?

By Alisa Harris

Abortion Present | Group that fights breast cancer maintains troubling ties to Planned Parenthood

Still fighting

Still fighting

By Russ Pulliam

Abortion Present | Election returns cannot keep down the pro-life movement

On the ropes

On the ropes

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion Present | Undercover videos shot in Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics trigger firings, possible state probe

Pro-life pivot

Pro-life pivot

By Marvin Olasky

Abortion Past | The untold story of how movement shifted focus, changed its image, and saved lives

Lethal law

Lethal law

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion Present | Federal Freedom of Choice Act may reverse some of the gains made against abortion on the state level

Selling abortion

Selling abortion

By Marvin Olasky

Abortion Past | Through academia, the press, and TV, pro-abortion forces peddled their cause

American girls

American girls

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion Present | When it comes to abortion, some Hispanics are becoming a bit too assimilated

'Look back, walk forward'

'Look back, walk forward'

By Zoe Sandvig

Fashion | The models of Amani ya Juu took and unusual path to the runway

Transient connections

Transient connections

By Alisa Harris

New York Journal | Nothing is random in a city full of seemingly chance encounters

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | HIRED: Time magazine Washington bureau chief Jay Carney is ending his 20-year career with the newsweekly to serve as Vice President-elect Joe Biden's director…

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Bronze linings

Bronze linings

By Timothy Lamer

Economy | The economic news may be terrible-but it's not uniformly bad

Quiet witness

Quiet witness

By Alisa Harris

Religion | Evangelism to Muslims is hard, but slow progress is coming in New York

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Reviews

Culture clash

Culture clash

By Megan Basham

Movies | In Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood uses his icon status to successfully take on the sensitive subject of racism

Road rage

Road rage

By Sam Thielman

Movies | The visual appeal of latest Mendes film is its only attraction

On the run

On the run

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Viewers who know their Bible will get more out of Edward Zwick's Defiance

Millionaire class

Millionaire class

By Mindy Belz

Movies | Slumdog scores as tale of poverty and hope

Tough love

Tough love

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Doubt offers a complex look at faith and compassion

Notable CDs

By Seabird, Various Performers, Creedence Clearwater Revival & Tommy James & the Shondells

Notable CDs | Four noteworthy albums released in late 2008 reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Barry quite contrary

Barry quite contrary

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Manilow's haughty attitude makes public mocking easy

Healthy competition

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Author Regina Herzlinger says consumer choice would cure what ails the U.S. health-care system

Notable books

By Reginald Hill, Nicholas Drayson, William Kent Krueger & Lisa Genova

Notable Books | Four noteworthy novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Abortion treadmill

By Marvin Olasky

Books | A roundup of books, some blessed and some hampered by timing

Notebook

Devout Dolphin

Devout Dolphin

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Out of New York, Pennington is back on top in Miami

Voices

Abortion heresy

Abortion heresy

By Marvin Olasky

Illogical positions lead to revealing slips of the tongue

Way out on a limb

Way out on a limb

By Andrée Seu

George Muller spent decades trusting in the Lord

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Fountain of youth

Fountain of youth

By Vern S. Poythress

There is a way, but only one, to live forever

Timing is everything

Timing is everything

By Mindy Belz

Baghdad makes Christmas official while U.S. panel condemns lack of religious freedom

'Keep the numbers up!'

'Keep the numbers up!'

By Janie B. Cheaney

Society decides to tolerate those who lie, cheat, and steal

Trash it

Trash it

By Joel Belz

An easy way to make your donations more effective

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