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May 2020

Abortion Laws and Statistics

By |2020-05-04T19:35:08+00:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Humanity, Persuasion, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , , |

“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 [...]

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 [...]

Abortion: Essential Healthcare for Whom?

By |2020-04-14T21:29:36+00:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Critique, Humanity, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , , |

As the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic raises new questions and challenges for the future of the United States, a unique new dispute has arisen in the abortion debate. State governors began issuing orders telling medical centers and outpatient surgery clinics to either shut down for the duration of the crisis, or to postpone or cancel elective [...]

January 2020

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

By |2020-03-04T18:11:16+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Critique, PRO LIFE, Worldview|Tags: |

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 [...]

Are Pro-Lifers Who Own Guns Hypocrites?

By |2020-01-13T15:48:49+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: PRO LIFE, Worldview|Tags: , |

Another assertion has become commonplace in discussions of abortion. Pro-lifers who own firearms, or support military actions abroad are misled at best, and at worst, hypocrites. The critic assumes that any inconsistently held pro-life beliefs are evidence pro-lifers aren't actually motivated by a desire to protect human life, but rather a desire to control women's [...]