Nat Hentoff

HentoffNat Hentoff, 91, who possessed a rare combination of Jewish atheist, political liberal and pro-lifer, died Jan. 7.

Recognition given to Hentoff for his pro-life activities were the Bob Considine Award, by St. Bonaventure University, for having “exhibited the exemplary moral and ethical performance,” and the Pro Vita Award from the Diocese of Brooklyn.

“It’s not surprising an atheist would be against abortion, because all he knows is life,” said Maria McFadden Maffucci, president of the Human Life Foundation and editor of its journal, the Human Life Review.

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