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Cover Story

40 years and millions of lives

40 years and millions of lives

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Roe v. Wade continues its grim business, but pro-life activity is saving lives, too

In this issue: "Roe v. Wade turns 40," Jan. 26, 2013

Features

News from the front

By Daniel James Devine

Roe v. Wade | The top 10 pro-life stories of 2012

Doing better on ‘hard cases’

By Marvin Olasky & Susan Olasky

Roe v. Wade | The issue of abortion in cases of rape doesn’t have to be a PR nightmare for pro-lifers

Lately dead

Lately dead

By Daniel James Devine

Roe v. Wade | By needle or forceps, abortionists continue to kill unborn babies more than 20 weeks old. Pro-life laws in some states are saving these little lives

Death by webcam

By Daniel James Devine

Roe v. Wade | After Planned Parenthood quietly began prescribing abortions over webcams, a former employee blew the whistle and rallied the pro-life cause

Grace and Faith

By Mary Jackson

Roe v. Wade | When Christian parents refuse to abort a child with a fatal condition, the result is a powerful witness

‘Aborting the future’

By Sophia Lee

Roe v. Wade | Alarm about low birthrates brings official attention to abortion in South Korea

December deaths

By Edward E. Plowman

2012 News of the Year | A continuation of "2012 Departures" (from our Dec. 29 issue)

Dispatches

A cliff that keeps on giving

A cliff that keeps on giving

By Edward Lee Pitts

Congress | A deadline intended to prompt savings in Washington ends up costing more and piling on the pork

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Israeli elections Polls show the coalition of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win enough seats in the country’s Jan. 22 election for the…

Adding to the law, taking away from military chaplains

By Edward Lee Pitts

Religion | WASHINGTON—When President Obama signed a defense spending bill into law on Jan. 2, he included a statement suggesting that his administration might ignore a…

Cold war on adoptions

By The Editors

News | And more news briefs

Court dismissal

Court dismissal

By Emily Belz

Supreme Court | Despite few breakthroughs, embryonic stem cell research gets high court boost

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Returned Almost a year after suffering a major stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., returned to the Senate Jan. 3. Kirk, 53, was welcomed up the Capitol steps by a…

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘We don’t think the timing of the visit is helpful.’  State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on a January trip to North Korea by Google…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Don’t ask, don’t tell The interesting part about a no-questions-asked program run by police is that you never know what the answers will be. When the Los…

Notebook

Egg fight

By Courtney Crandell

Lifestyle | Surrogacy is growing in popularity, but so is the number of controversial cases

Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Hackers may be planning to steal millions of dollars from American bank accounts

Violently ill?

Violently ill?

By Daniel James Devine

Science | It’s a mistake to presume mental disorders and violence go hand-in-hand

RiverGate Church

RiverGate Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Un-super bowls

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Football is growing ever more popular, but college football’s postseason is floundering

March madness

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Debt ceiling fight is next showdown in Congress that lurches from crisis to crisis

Godless chaplain

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Stanford brings atheist into its Office of Religious Life

Columnists

All but over

All but over

By Joel Belz

Religion | A court loss by Hobby Lobby would deal a lasting blow to freedom of religion

Broken arrows

Broken arrows

By Janie B. Cheaney

Parenting | Children are a heritage from the Lord but, like their parents, also sinners in need of grace

Flashing red

By Mindy Belz

Benghazi Attack | In confirmation hearings, Senate lawmakers have an opportunity to examine U.S. foreign policy in crisis

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Sleds painted pink

Sleds painted pink

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | No more ornamental living for those who are in Christ

Forty years in the wilderness

Forty years in the wilderness

By Marvin Olasky

Roe v. Wade | Trusting God for the solution, we must save as many children as we can in the meantime

Culture

Prequels and sequels

By Megan Basham

Movies | Film fans can look forward to another year of going back to established franchises

The Impossible

The Impossible

By Emily Whitten

Movies | Chasing beach balls across the sand, sipping bubbly drinks by a sparkling pool—suddenly the power goes out in your hotel, and a distant rumble turns to a…

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | Seeking justice isn’t always pretty, but when it’s accomplished, it’s a beautiful thing. Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Jan. 4-6 according to Box Office Mojo

Learning curve

Learning curve

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors identify what American Christians are doing right—and wrong

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Books | Four books for the vulnerable

Choosing to sing

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Casting yourself on the mercy of God; Part 2 of an interview with Joni Eareckson Tada

Taut strings struck

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | The deaths of Dave Brubeck and Elliott Carter mark the end of a musical world

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Four new or recently released CDs

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