The Defector: For Decades, Rob Schenck Led Christian Nationalist Efforts To End Legal Abortion, Abolish LGBTQ Rights And Undermine Church-State Separation. He Now Regrets It.

Rob Schenck is an evangelical minister, activist and public theologian. For many years, Schenck was involved with Christian nationalism and was known for his aggressive opposition to legal abortion. Schenck’s views are now much more moderate.

“I live with regret,” Schenck told NPR in 2018. “I remember women – some of them quite young – being very distraught, very frightened, some very angry. Over time, I became very callous to that.”

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