Incrementalism and Abortion

Stephen P. White of Catholic University reflects on the pro-life strategy of incrementalism.

“Catholics, of course, have a great deal to contribute to that work. One issue of particular importance will be inevitable (and inevitably messy) questions about how to balance an unequivocal commitment to the defense of every innocent human life – to which there can be no exceptions in principle – with the practical need to work through a democratic process in which the enactment of such total legal protections might be impossible, at least for the foreseeable future.”

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