Honoring an Early Pro-Life Democrat

Michael New: “Ellen McCormack was one of the most well-known pro-life activists of the 1970s. She was a wife, a mother, a homemaker, and a two-time presidential candidate. Although her name might be unfamiliar to young pro-lifers, many pro-lifers of an older generation fondly recall her 1976 campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. This campaign is nicely chronicled in Jane Gilroy’s new book A Shared Vision. Gilroy gives some well-deserved attention to the accomplishments of a pro-life pioneer. She also details a presidential campaign that, despite taking place 36 years ago, still contains important lessons for today’s pro-life activists.”