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Life: Single Issue or Prerequisite Position?

How should we vote?Those of us who are unwilling to vote for a pro-abortion candidate are sometimes called “single-issue voters”. However, since, we don’t think of this as the only extant issue, we object to the term. The term seems to suggest that we look at one issue and ignore all the rest. Now the argument of some is more complex than that; but the dismissive labeling of some pundits is every bit that simplistic.

How do I see things?

It is difficult to express to someone who is not pro-life as a matter of fundamental principle how I see the issue—without causing an uproar. Continue reading

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31st December 2011 11:46 PM Posted by | Abortion, Qualifications for Office | , , , , | 3 Comments

Downplaying Abortion Issue to Let Economics Trump: A Faustian Deal

Abortion Memorial

A Path to Prosperity

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

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

Implications of Personhood from Conception 2 of 3: “The Pill” and Hormonal Birth Control

 

Pregnant Woman, Expectant Mother

detail of photo by simmbarb at sxc.hu

In the first post in this series we looked at the implications of a personhood on miscarriage and began looking at hormonal contraceptives. We observed that the pill (and the alternative delivery methods: the patch, ring, and injections) have three functions, one of which Continue reading

23rd November 2011 5:23 AM Posted by | Pro-Life Legislation | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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