that the unborn are persons within the meaning of the 14th Amendment’s equal protection and due process clauses, Josh Craddock
, the eminent and always illuminating commentator on Supreme Court decisions old and new. Whelan has
responded to him
, and I am joining in. The thrust of Whelan’s questions helps me improve the argument so as to clarify, historically, what was plain and what was not so plain about the Amendment’s public meaning.
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will confer the ministries of catechist, lector, and acolyte upon lay men and