When Enough Was Enough

The Story of Donna Rice Hughes

In July 2010, the Washington Post Magazine ran a story about Donna Rice Hughes in its "Whatever Happened To . . ." feature. Completing the title were the words, "the woman on the senator's lap." Even without the accompanying photo of then Donna Rice and former Senator Gary Hart, it's likely that infamous image would have come to mind, despite the fact that it dates back to 1987. Growing up, it's probably the last kind of image Donna Rice would have expected to be known for.

Hughes was raised a Christian, and describes coming to faith on a very personal level at a Cliff Barrows crusade when she was in ninth grade. She was very involved in...


is the author of the newly-released book, Don’t Let the Culture Raise Your Kids, published by Our Sunday Visitor.  She has been covering family issues for twenty-five years, as a producer for CBS News, a contributor to National Catholic Register, and a Senior Editor for Salvo magazine.  She has written for FoxNews.com, First Things, WORLD magazine, and Touchstone.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #20, Spring 2012 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo20/when-enough-was-enough


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