Tearing Us Apart
How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing
The political philosopher Ryan T. Anderson, bestselling author of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, teams up with the pro-life journalist Alexandra DeSanctis to expose the catastrophic failure—social, political, legal, and personal—of legalized abortion.
Hope in the Ruins of Roe
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and returned abortion law to the democratic process, a powerful new book reframes the coming debate: Our fifty-year experiment with unlimited abortion has harmed everyone—even its most passionate proponents.
Women, men, families, the law, politics, medicine, the media—and, of course, children (born and unborn)—have all been brutalized by the culture of death fostered by Roe v. Wade.
Abortion hollows out marriage and the family. It undermines the rule of law and corrupts our political system. It turns healers into executioners and “women’s health” into a euphemism for extermination.
Ryan T. Anderson, a compelling and reasoned voice in our most contentious cultural debates, and the pro-life journalist Alexandra DeSanctis expose the false promises of the abortion movement and explain why it has made everything worse. Five decades after Roe, everyone has an opinion about abortion. But after reading Tearing Us Apart, no one will think about it in the same way.
Published: June, 2022
“Ryan T. Anderson and Alexandra DeSanctis do America a true service, laying out the reasons why abortion is a grave wrong on every level—a wrong that sears at the soul of our country. It is a clarion call to decency and for a return to a morality that values every human life.”
—BEN SHAPIRO, host of The Ben Shapiro Show and editor emeritus of The Daily Wire
“In their brilliant new book, Anderson and DeSanctis...decisively rebut the various claims and arguments that abortion (or a ‘right’ to abortion) can be justified....And they chart the way forward in a post–Roe v. Wade world....”
—ROBERT P. GEORGE, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
“A riveting, thought-provoking, and well-reasoned analysis of how our nation has permitted the great human-rights abuse of abortion. Any activist, advocate, or concerned American will not only better understand how we got here, but be encouraged that restoring justice is possible if we are willing to pursue it.”
—LILA ROSE, president, Live Action
“Lucid, powerful, and penetrating...an evidence-based case for how abortion in America has harmed children, women, families, the practice of medicine, vulnerable communities, the rule of law, politics, and culture. This is required reading for anyone who wants to think seriously about how to govern ourselves in this vexed domain and, more deeply, how to care rightly for one another.”
—O. CARTER SNEAD, professor of law and director, de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame
“These two exceptional thinkers flesh out the most basic reality of abortion: it harms. Examining the relationship of mother and child, mother and father, doctors and healing, media and truth, and more, they show (with compelling evidence) that abortion is never, ever, ever a positive thing.”
— JEANNE MANCINI, president, March for Life