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?
We imagined, in a previous post, our hero woke up one morning having forgotten everything about human interactions. This isn’t a problem as long as our hero is alone, but we quickly discovered it is almost impossible to avoid crossing paths with other human beings. Every new interaction raises questions about the appropriate response. Add [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” -Mark Twain A common rejoinder that is leveled at pro-life advocates has to do with our insistence on legal protections for the unborn. It is often asserted that countries with tougher restrictions on legal abortion have either similar abortion rates to countries with more [...]