Posted By LAF Editor on April 27, 2013
I want to tell you about a very special “miracle” —-it sure feels like one, but first I need to give you the backdrop.
There are two very important things you need to know about my father’s lifetime battle to defend unborn babies. The first is his public record as a defender of life, and the second is something much more personal — the behind-the-scene passions for life that motivated Dad when no one was watching except the Lord and his family.
A Vigorous Public Defense of the Unborn
Dad built a reputation as one of the greatest defenders of the unborn in the history of American politics. Early in his public career he became a famous opponent of Planned Parenthood when he was appointed by President Nixon as Acting Director of the Office of Economic Opportunities and given the responsibility for firing 15,000 employees and shutting down the legal machine behind the abortion movement—the Legal Services Corporation. This was the world of my early childhood. It was a world in which I watched Dad stand without flinching in the face of pickets, press and personalities who sought to malign his reputation and harm him for his resolve in opposition to evil.
Later Dad was the conservative principally responsible for establishing litmus tests for candidates for office and judicial nominees based on their actual track records on abortion, not just ear-tickling words offered during primary season or before a Senate confirmation hearing. For this reason he opposed President Reagan on the appointment of Sandra Day O’Conner, and President Bush on the nomination of David Souter.
Unfortunately, the full article isn’t available online yet. Read the first article on Howard Phillips here. We’ll post a follow-up link when this one is live again.