Reader this is a very enlightening and engaging quick read. A great starting point for research and new discovery. Mrs. Eagan does a good job at connecting dots. Margery Eagan, in the Boston Globe, reminds us that racism well predated opposition to Abortion amongst white evangelicals: 'Here are some facts that might surprise you.
'Though opposition to abortion is what many think fueled the powerful conservative white evangelical right, 81 percent of whom voted for Donald Trump, it was really School integration, according to Randall Balmer, chairman of the religion department at Dartmouth.
'In 1971, two years before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, the biggest white evangelical group in America, the Southern Baptist Convention, supported its legalization. The group continued that support through much of the 1970s. And the late Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority, did not give his first antiabortion speech until 1978, five years after Roe.
The US Supreme Court ruled public school segregation unconstitutional in 1954. In 1976 it ruled against segregated private schools. Then courts went after the tax exemptions of these private all-white Southern schools, or so-called segregation academies, like Falwell’s Liberty Christian Academy.