To be liberal and pro-life: Nat Hentoff, champion of 'inconvenient life'
Cathryn Donohoe, The Washington Times, November 6, 1989
Until 1984, he had not given much thought to
abortion, he says. He had accepted the view of all the women he knew, including
his wife, that the right to an abortion is part of a woman's fundamental right
to privacy, one that allows her control over her body and, by extension, her
life. Then came the case of Baby Jane Doe. She was a Long Island infant
born with spina bifida (a condition in which the spinal cord is unprotected
because the spinal column does not close properly ...
Indivisible Fight for Life
Nat Hentoff describes how the right to life is inseperable
from other issues such as poverty and the death penalty.
The Specter Of
Nat Hentoff, The Washington Post, May 25, 1991
Pro-choice forces are so intent on removing
all obstacles to abortion that eugenics is no specter to them.
Rights And Anti-Abortion Protests
Nat Hentoff, The Washington Post
February 6, 1989
The Right-to-Life movement as a civil rights movement
Pro-lifers are more like the civil rights workers of the 19th century,
the Abolitionists, who would not be deterred from their goal of ensuring equal
rights for all human beings in this land. They believed, as these civil rights
leaders later did, that social change comes only after social upheaval.
Yes, There Are Pro-Life Feminists
Nat Hentoff, The Washington Post, October 29, 1994
For years, women who identify themselves as
pro-choice have told me with absolute assurance that it is impossible for
a woman to be both pro-life and a feminist. Yet, in various parts of the country,
I keep meeting women who indeed are both.
The censoring of feminist
Nat Hentoff, March 27, 2000
Nat Hentoff describes how the pro-life roots of Feminism have been covered
Beyond the 'rehearsed
Nat Hentoff, The Village Voice, January 30, 1996
Nat Hentoff on the beginning of life.
Can a Nonperson
Be a Victim?
Nat Hentoff, The Washington Post, March 27, 1993
Ana Rosa Rodriguez was born without a right arm. Actually,
she was not supposed to have been born. Her mother, 19-year-old Rosa Rodriguez,
7 1/2 months pregnant, had gone to Dr. Abu Hayat on New York's Lower East
Side for an abortion. It was botched; Ana Rosa was born the day after...
The doctor's attorney's argument is that, according to Roe v. Wade, a fetus
is not a person. And under New York state criminal law, unless a person is
assaulted, no crime has been committed.
a view from the pro-life left.
Nat Hentoff, November 30, 1992
Men, women, and teenagers wrote from all over
the country that they had thought themselves to be solitary pro-lifers in
the office, at school, even at home. They were surprised to find that there
was someone else who was against capital punishment, against Reagan and Bush,
and dismayed at the annual killing of 1.6 million developing human beings.
The press has a bent toward stereotyping pro-lifers. Accordingly,
many readers and viewers have a decidedly limited sense of the diversity
Nat Hentoff, The Washington Post, May 16, 1992