Tag Archives: Pro-Life

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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The Humanity of Innocents

Once you were an unborn child. Your share that child’s lungs, heart and brain . Even before your organs developed you were completely human; from your first moment all the information for an adult body was etched into your flesh.  When you had no personality to speak of you were the same personal being because with care and nurture you would inevitably manifest emotion, freedom and reason. To state the obvious: you and that child were and are the same human being.

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