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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

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

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

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