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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

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

The Foundation of Abortion Rights Advocacy

Supporters of Planned Parenthood

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My first reaction to this title: “25% of UK Women Under 16 Admit They’ve Engaged in Premarital Sex” was that this is part of the underlying challenge to our pro-life efforts. Since contraception costs money, risks embarrassment, is awkward and inconvenient, can be medically deleterious, and—above all—fails from time to time, a sexually promiscuous society is strongly tempted to get rid of the babies that are “accidentally” conceived.

Then I read the article. Kudos to Wintery Knight for seeing things dead on. In the blog post, Wintery Knight connects Planned Parenthood’s sex education agenda to increased premarital sex and to the destruction of marriage. The Knight is right. To push the Knight’s point further, when there is no marriage or when the marriage is not stable, the woman can be tempted to view a newly conceived dependent as a dangerous threat to her lifestyle and the man might consider avoiding future child support costs a sufficient justification to view his unborn baby as a merely “potential life”.

The only cures to the occasional unplanned, unwanted baby are:  Continue reading

19th December 2011 6:40 AM Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Policy Without Sowell: Gingrich on Immigration

HandcuffsIn a Townhall column, Thomas Sowell criticizes Newt Gingrich for his remarks on immigration. Sowell’s “square one” is that it is not the purpose of laws to be humane.

Sowell tells how “Gingrich said that it would not be “humane” to deport someone who has been living and working here for years” then counters Gingrich Continue reading

1st December 2011 1:59 AM Posted by | Immigration | , , , , | 1 Comment

Romney and Gingrich Are Pro-What? And Who Is On RightOn’s Short List?

Filling in a BallotJulie Rovner of NPR blogged that Mitt Romney never really was pro-choice. Here’s the quote:

“In Massachusetts, when he was running for governor…a very liberal state, a state that was pro-choice, he was playing to the audience,” says Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “And he made promises to the pro-choice community at that time that he did not keep,” she said, including vetoing a bill that would have provided emergency contraceptives to victims of rape. “So the fact of the matter is he was not authentic in his position at that time.”

Rovner then points out Continue reading

30th November 2011 8:54 AM Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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