If we have strong privately held convictions, but we do not allow those convictions to lead to any discernible action, then it's as good as meaningless. But yet, this is a praiseworthy "virtue" in our culture?
During the 2020 election, a new argument made the rounds on social media, attacking pro-lifers for their political activism. The argument (which is more of an assertion) takes many forms, but it is essentially this: Because abortion rates decline when a Democratic President holds office (or, more broadly, when the Democratic Party holds any type [...]
Should Pro-lifers Be Pro-Birth Control? An objection becoming more and more common in street level discourse surrounding abortion involves the alleged unwillingness of pro-life advocates to promote access to birth control programs intended to lower the rate of unplanned pregnancies, and by extension, the abortion rate. I first came across this objection several years ago [...]
It's a rule of thumb that people defending bad ideas often latch on to the most ridiculous of justifications. In 2019 columnist Jill Filipovic wrote a piece for The Guardian, touting a new study that purported to defeat the pro-life position once and for all. According to the study, holding pro-life views on abortion correlated [...]
When the media reports on the abortion issue, they treat abortion as an essential component of women’s health. They implicitly and explicitly make the claim that people who want to make abortion illegal and harder to access are immoral, anti-woman, anti-health, religious bigots who want to force their subjective views and personal preferences on others. [...]