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January 2020

A Woman’s Response to “Men Can’t Talk About Abortion”

2020-01-13T16:43:27+00:00

Abortion advocates repeatedly make the claim that men can’t talk about abortion. During my many pro-life outreaches on college campuses, men have been told to mind their own business and to shut up because they can’t get pregnant. This charge is primarily made to pro-life men. Men have also confided in me they don’t believe [...]

A Woman’s Response to “Men Can’t Talk About Abortion”2020-01-13T16:43:27+00:00

December 2019

Jameela the Evil Landlord

2019-12-11T15:33:06+00:00

TRANSCRIPT Based on a meme I saw today, you probably don’t want actress Jameela Jamil as a landlord. The meme includes a picture of The Good Place star lounging backward in a white pant suit with the words. “The Choice is the Landlord’s, not the tenant’s, not the Neighbor’s. Your Uterus. Your Choice.” Jamil has [...]

Jameela the Evil Landlord2019-12-11T15:33:06+00:00

November 2019

A Response to The Dishonesty of the Abortion Debate

2019-11-18T14:35:10+00:00

Two days ago, I read Caitlin Flanagan’s piece at The Atlantic, The Dishonesty of the Abortion Debate. My immediate response was to write and record a Merely Human Moment (See those here) short podcast quickly addressing a couple of points. Then I held up. Flanagan’s article is well written. It plays some familiar notes but [...]

A Response to The Dishonesty of the Abortion Debate2019-11-18T14:35:10+00:00

Potential Persons or Potential Problems?

2019-11-14T20:52:29+00:00

Does recognizing such an obligation in the context of pregnancy involve treating women as incubators or ‘fetal containers’? Surely not: If I am a pregnant woman, it is no more treating me as an incubator to expect me to respect my baby’s body and allow it to remain within my own than it is treating the baby’s father as a cradle to expect him to avoid violent, reckless or negligent treatment of the baby after birth. At least until such time as other carers can take over, it is reasonable to expect those supporting a child to continue to do so, and in any case, to avoid deliberate harm and/or harmful bodily incursions on the child.

Potential Persons or Potential Problems?2019-11-14T20:52:29+00:00