Behnke, Leroy 1988-04-27

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Deacon Leroy Behnke discusses the abortion issue and his involvement with the "Right to Life" movement.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Leroy Behnke

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Date: April 27, 1988


Interviewer: Richard Dressman

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Introduction of Leroy Behnke and issue, Roe versus Wade and Doe versus Bolton, January, 1973, Behnke's opinion, Opposition of Catholic church, Opposition of other Christian denominations, Organized lobbying on abortion issue, Parable , Problems with terminology, South Plains Catholic; newspaper, Behnke's work on behalf of Right to Life issue, College years, Commitment to issue 1968-1988, Adult education, Political activity, Breaking into a clinic; January, 1976, Problems with abortion on command

Tape 1, Side 2: Problems with abortion on demand (continued), Braking into clinic (again), Reasons for break-in, Fetal development and restrictions, Abortion methods, Compassion toward unborn life, Jessica McClure, Lack of discipline, Possibilities of overturning Roe versus Wade, Vandalism by right to lifers, Break-in of clinic (again), AIDS, Problems with public response, Abortion rate, Population growth

Range Dates: 1973-1988

Bulk Dates: 1973-1988

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