Albert Outler
Albert Outler

November 17, 1908 – September 1, 1989[1]

Albert Outler was a theologian who grew up in “the cultural and psychological and social cocoon of Georgia and Southern Methodist traditions.”[2]  Outler was known for a career in academia, but he was a fierce fighter for the unborn and challenged anti-life platform of the United Methodist Church, saying, ““How long can we meaningfully say that all men are created equal while the innocent unborn are sacrificed to personal whim, convenience, or that new test of Americanism in our increasingly technological and impersonal age: The qualification of being perfect, or being wanted, or being viable?”[3]