Conservatives and the Culture of Life

The phrase "Culture of Life" gathers a variety of positions into a single — and straining — tent. From a belief that life begins at conception to an opposition to physician-assisted suicide, disparate groups have protested the treatment of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman whose feeding tube was removed.

Guests:

John Green, professor of religion and politics at the University of Akron

Allan Lichtman, professor of political history at American University

Wendy Wright, senior policy advisor for Concerned Women for America

Doug Kmiec, chair and law professor at Pepperdine University; head of the Office of Legal Counsel for President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush

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