‘I skipped out of the confessional,” she said. An overwhelming burden had been lifted. For 29 years, Veronica (I’ve changed her name to protect her privacy) had avoided the Church and lived in “constant fear,” as she describes it, “that my secret would get out and the people I loved the most would be hurt the most.”She had had two abortions. The first was at age 18, when “I made a choice I didn’t want to make,” as she remembers it, all too well.
1. My interview with actress Patricia Heaton on abortion and Down Syndrome and more. 2. Emma Green in The Atlantic on science and abortion. 5. Jeanne Monahan (president of the March for Life) on love and the pro-life movement. 6. Helen Alvare: #MeToo women, you have more in common with pro-life women than you think7. Kevin Williamson on the reason for the March for Life. 8. The Verizon Center in D.C. this morning, scene of a youth Mass and rally:9.
By the time you read this column, there will no doubt be some new President Donald J. Trump tweet or utterance — on-the-record or leaked — that will have the media and country debating all atwitter which one or another of his demons it exposes. People not typically prone to defend Trump may find themselves doing so simply because they don’t think the latest is definitive proof that he’s Hitler.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".