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By John Zmirak, The Stream, November 19, 2023
John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”
I was born to be a single-issue voter. My journey into politics started at age 8, when Roe v. Wade was decided and my mother explained to me why she was crying: “You know how a baby grows in his mother’s tummy? Well now she can go to a doctor and have him kill it. And it’s perfectly legal.”
I couldn’t wrap my head around that then. And I still can’t now. Within four years, at 12 years old, I was going door-to-door collecting signatures for the New York Right to Life Party. I made myself a pariah at Yale writing pro-life editorials and became radioactive in my Ph.D. program after getting filmed (by one of my professors!) standing with Operation Rescue during its Baton Rouge “Summer of Mercy.” And crashing my own department’s Women’s Study Tea to grill their speaker, a Planned Parenthood abortionist, about her organization’s racist, pro-Nazi origins. ….