But I Believe in the Right to Life!
“Thou shalt not kill.”
“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, for mine eyes
have seen thy salvation.”
—Luke 2: 29–30
ON THE BITTERLY FRIGID DAY of December 22, 1990, I drove down to southern Missouri to say goodbye to Nancy Cruzan and her family. Writing today, fifteen years later, the picture remains clear in my mind. The tension and chaos outside—satellite television trucks, protesters huddled together against the cold, and the police at the door. And