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Hello Friends,

This week came the sad news that R. Sargent Shriver, founder of the Peace Corps and Democratic candidate for Vice President, has died. Shriver had a rich career of public service, but virtually all of the media are neglecting to report a key fact about this distinguished American: he was strongly pro-life. In 1992, he signed a statement, published in the New York Times, that included these moving words:

The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb. The cynicism of these assumptions reflects a terrible failure of moral imagination and social responsibility and an appalling lack of respect for women.

Shriver was right: Nothing is more important to our society than valuing the dignity of every person. From the moment of conception, the image of God is stamped on even the tiniest life. That's why FRC is engaged in a full spectrum of activities during next week's commemoration of the Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion. We are partnering with policymakers, bloggers, and citizens from across the nation to keep up the fight to defend the unborn and support their mothers. Click here to learn more about our efforts.

Thanks standing for life -- and for reading, and sharing, The Social Conservative Review.


Rob Schwarzwalder

Senior Vice President

Family Research Council

P.S. FRC's outstanding lecture series, featuring speakers like Eric Metaxas, Jay Richards, and Os Guinness, is available online. Join us in learning more about Christian faith and public policy from these superb speakers.

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