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August 2020

Should Pro-lifers Be Pro-Birth Control?

By |2020-08-06T17:33:07+00:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Critique, Persuasion, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

July 2020

Social Science Doesn’t Kill the Pro-life Position 

By |2020-07-03T02:41:36+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Critique, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

May 2020

The Media’s Dishonest Reporting on Abortion

By |2020-05-07T18:07:10+00:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Critique, Humanity, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , , , |

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. [...]

April 2020

Abortion and the Meaning Of Life

By |2020-04-20T01:33:57+00:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Critique, Humanity, Persuasion, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , , |

Abortion and the Meaning Of "Life" "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."1 It’s amusing how a children’s book from the 19th Century can have relevance to one of the most contentious ethical issues in history. In [...]

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