Tag Archives: #Pray-to-End-Abortion

If You’re Happy and “Science” Knows It You Get to Live

Richard Dawkins ran into quite a bit of trouble after announcing that it would be ‘immoral’ not to abort an unborn child who had Downs Syndrome. “Dawkins-bashing” has become too easy to be very interesting; yet his comments bear a little more reflection because his prejudices are very common in our secular age.

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Three Reasons to Admire Dawkins

Numerous twitter feeds and blogs reliably inform us that Richard Dawkins ‘no longer speaks for atheism’. I am quite sure that no person or organisation ever spoke for atheism, or ever will. Nonetheless, even atheists who once praised “The God Delusion” are now  quick to point out that they will continue to tell their children fairy tales, that they do not believe that rapes can be graded according to their severity and that they think it is perfectly moral to chose to have a child with Down’s Syndrome ( and heaven help us if we now have to make that clear!) For those of us who do not even see much by way of persuasive argument in “The God Delusion”, it is all to easy to forget that there are many reasons to admire Richard Dawkins.

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Why It’s OK to #PraytoEndAbortion

Now and then, #PraytoEndAbortion trends on Twitter. Unsurprisingly, most of the comments are unreservedly hostile. Among some of the printable tweets are:

Why do we always have to include religion?!”,

“Yes, please #PraytoEndAbortion. That way it will continue, like everything else anyone has ever used prayer to solve”,

“Religious, holier-than-thou, judgmental bigots: objectifying the subjective for 2000-odd years.

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A Brief Defence of the Unborn Child

Criticising her government’s stance on abortion, Irish politician Lucinda Creighton warned of the corrosive power of “group-think”

It seems that if you do not succumb to the accepted view that abortion is a “liberal issue”, a “women’s rights issue”, a cornerstone of the “progressive agenda”, then you are deemed to be a backward, illiberal, Neanderthal fundamentalist who belongs to a different era.

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Book Review: Embryo

Embryo: A Defence of Human Life

Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen

Doubleday Books: 2008

Please note: an earlier, briefer version of this review appeared on Apologetics 315

In the wake of the Kermit Gosnell trial, it is safe to say that elite Western culture no longer recognises the unborn child as a life worthy of protection.

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