During his address to the Society of Catholic Social Scientists at St John's University Law School Saturday evening, entitled, "The Catholic Public Intellectual", Fr. Richard John Neuhaus named his very short list of Catholic intellectuals. Michael Novak was on this list. along with George Weigel, and Charles Taylor.
In the Washington Post, Mr. Novak reports on the latest front of what he termed "the abortion wars".
"'Bloody Kansas'was the battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces nearly 150 years ago, and today it is a center of abortion conflict. Though polls show that 60 percent of Kansas voters are pro-life, antiabortion activists call the state "the abortion capital of the world" -- mainly because of George Tiller. At his Wichita clinic, Tiller is one of the few doctors still performing late-term abortions in this country. "