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Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation

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This is a new edition of the dynamic book first published in 1983; the only book to be published by a U.S. President while he held office.

With new photos and all new supporting materials, the original work by President Reagan shines with a timeless, poetic beauty. At a time when concerted efforts are being made to excise President Reagan's legacy from history, his

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Paperback, 64 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by New Regency Pub (first published 1984)
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Daniel
Jul 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation is an historically important document and one of the most passionate and well-argued pro-life essays ever written. The publication of such an essay by a President while in office (and in his first term, no less) was unheard of, but the knowledge that some 15 million unborn children had been aborted in the first ten years after abortion was legalized in this country compelled Ronald Reagan to do something to put an end to a practice doing irreparable harm ...more
R
Feb 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
WOW!
Gator
“In life-denying terms, as we have seen, compassion easily becomes a holocaust; garden suburbs and gulags derive from the same quest for quality of life, and the surgeon’s knife can equally be used to sustain and extinguish life.”

Food for thought? Yes.
Worth the read? Yes.
Good conservative read? Yes.
Kevin Stilley
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: weekend-reads
A poignant reminder of why we can never grow apathetic about the greatest moral crisis of our age.
Diane Mayernik
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
A brief look into a president's convictions and his fight to protect all innocent American lives. He was a Pro-life champion, and believed in the true meaning of those famous words in the Declaration of Independence that state: "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". He felt that these words were never truer than when related ...more
Milan Homola
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I found this beauty at a thrift store. Very refreshing and bold. Super interesting to see the main concepts vocabulary etc surrounding the topic in 1983. So neat to see a sitting President write an essay making a clear moral point without political watering down. Reagan's words are short clear and to the point. "The real question today is not when human life begins, but, What is the value of human life?" And "We will never recognize the true value of our own lives until we affirm the value in ...more
John Yelverton
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is an amazing work that is both succinct and elegant at the same time. Ronald Reagan lays everything on the line and makes it very hard to argue with his political and historical observations on the matter in hand.
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May 31, 2009 marked it as reference
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John-Paul
"The real question today is not when human life begins, but, What is the value of human life?" Ronald Reagan

Well said, Mr. President, well said!
Lisa
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Well written and thought provoking. Reagan and those who wrote the afterwords (back in 1984) seemed to believe that Roe v. Wade would be overturned long before now. Sad that it still stands.
Pats
Dec 30, 2009 added it
uhhhh... so... ummm... abortion and auschwitz...hmmm...ummm...
Shaun Mcdonnell
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great read. Also, our nation no longer has a conscience.
Karen Linton
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abortion
A must-read for any Conservative.
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Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). Born in Illinois, Reagan moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s, where he became an actor, president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and a spokesman for General Electric. Reagan became involved in politics during his work for G.E. and switched from the Democratic Party to the ...more
“We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life--the unborn--without diminishing the value of all human life.” 5 likes
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