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C. Everett Koop, 1916-2013

C. Everett Koop, the Christian physician and former US Surgeon General who brought abortion to the forefront of evangelical social action, died on February 25, aged 96.

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Together with theologian Francis Schaeffer, Koop, a pioneering paediatric surgeon, exposed the issues of abortion and euthanasia in a series of films and books in the early 1980s. Their arguments began the movement against abortion that continues within American evangelicalism today.