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Downplaying Abortion Issue to Let Economics Trump: A Faustian Deal

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Some tell us that the economy trumps the social issues. Others try to make the economy into the defining social issue, thus demoting social issues into something like “those other, lesser, social issues”. But are jobs, tax cuts, and the gold standard more important than the abortion issue?

There are well-informed voters who have a conservative position on abortion, marriage, and public decency that still vote Democrat. Why? Continue reading

29th December 2011 1:42 PM Posted by | Abortion Reasoning | , , | 4 Comments

A Look At Fetal Deformity: Handicap No Justification for Abortion or Infanticide

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Chet McDoniel

In 1971, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution on abortion which called upon society to affirm “a high view of the sanctity of human life” but to “work for legislation that will allow the possibility of abortion under such conditions as rape, incest, clear evidence of severe fetal deformity, and carefully ascertained evidence of the likelihood of damage to the emotional, mental, and physical health of the mother.”

Forty years experience has shown that to only permit abortions for the health of the mother as defined above is equivalent to outlawing abortion, except for when somebody wants one. Although the SBC reaffirmed this position in 1974, by 1980 a pro-life position won out:

“We favor appropriate legislation and/or a constitutional amendment prohibiting abortion except to save the life of the mother”

It wasn’t until 1982 that Continue reading

22nd December 2011 10:02 AM Posted by | Abortion Reasoning | , , , , | 1 Comment

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Is There Any Common Ground? Answer is No!

Fetus Sucking His ThumbAbout two weeks ago, Carter Lee wrote an article at The Washington Times Communities website in which he presented his argument “that one can be both pro-life and pro-choice”. One week ago, at the website for The American Prospect, E.J. Graff wrote an article explaining her view that a person can be both “anti-abortion and pro-choice”.

The latter argument hinges upon the central thesis that the unborn is not a life. E. J. Graff insists that a person can be both “anti-abortion and pro-choice” though she Continue reading

9th November 2011 5:47 AM Posted by | Abortion Reasoning | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NARAL Says Cain is 100% Pro-Life

Photo of Herman Cain on CNNYesterday, Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL = National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) wrote An Open Letter to Herman Cain. In responding to Cain’s interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan and Cain’s later statement to clarify his position, she condemns Cain for being 100% pro-life. She links to another blog entry at ProChoiceAmerica.org that details five statements Cain made between 8th June and 16th October in which he takes a strong pro-life position.

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27th October 2011 1:07 AM Posted by | Abortion Reasoning, Republican Primary | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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