A View of Abortion, with Something to Offend Everybody

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19 weeks gestation

In 1981 the Catholic physician turned novelist, Walker Percy, wrote a letter to the editors of The New York Times on the subject of abortion, which he calls a “Galileo trial in reverse”. Today is the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Read it here: A View of Abortion, with Something to Offend Everybody (Above a photo of a fetus at nineteen weeks gestation.)

Misc: ‘Belief encourages Belief’ An Interview with Valerie Sayers

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Valerie Sayers

Catholic novelist and Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, Valerie Sayers speaks with Commonweal about: her new novel The Powers, raising sons in Brooklyn, Joe Dimaggio, Dorothy Day, Walker Percy, growing up in South Carolina, being a Catholic novelist, and why “awe is always good.” Read the whole interview in Commonweal here: ‘Belief encourages Belief’An Interview With Valerie Sayers