Eric Johnston passed the bar exam and started practicing law in 1973. The same year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion on demand. As the founder and president of Alabama Pro-Life Coalition, Johnston has spent much of his legal career fighting to end abortion in this country. Johnston helped to write the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, which makes providing abortion a felony except in cases where there is a serious risk to the mother’s health. Many expect the new law, signed by Alabama’s governor on May 15, to make its way to the Supreme Court where it could, potentially, overturn Roe v. Wade.
Eric Johnston is an attorney in Birmingham, Alabama, where he is a member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church. He joined me on The Gospel Coalition Podcast to talk about the legal fight for the right to life for all people.
Listen to this episode of The Gospel Coalition Podcast.
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