Exactly eight years ago, Sojourners printed a special issue titled, "What Does It Mean to be Pro-Life?" Recent actions by the churches and the Operation Rescue campaign must encourage us to, once again, seriously and prayerfully consider this question.
The so-called economic recovery has been painfully selective. Tax cuts and income gains for those in upper-income brackets have indeed made the rich richer. But for those at the bottom end, the past eight years have been a plague.
Fleeing a tragic civil war, almost one million refugees from El Salvador live silently in our midst. Many have mental problems rising from their experiences at home: repression, terrorism, and outright combat. What follows is an account of one refugee's story, changed only in minor details to protect her identity. A similar story could be told by almost any one of the million refugees. --B.B.Z.