|September 7, 2012||Posted by Anthony under abortion, apologetics, Blog, eugenics, General, human rights, morality, philosophy, pro-life, scientism, Secular Humanism|
Is it really the case that eugenics is dead and gone? I want you to consider an article that I recently read detailing the views of an ‘expert’ in practical ethics. [update, here is a link to the original essay. don’t know how long it will stay up.] The second paragraph reads: The expert in […]
|June 7, 2012||Posted by Anthony under abortion, apologetics, Blog, eugenics, evolution, family, General, Holocaust, human rights, Malthusians, morality, original sin, philosophy, pro-life, science, scientism, Secular Humanism|
An article I read today announces that they have found a way to test for 3,500 genetic faults, raising concerns (the article says) about the ethical implications. The story veers headlong into a sustained bout of research that I am currently engaged in, research that began by wanting to answer the basic question “how does […]
|May 9, 2012||Posted by Anthony under abortion, atheism, Blog, Christianity and Culture, evolution, family, General, Holocaust, human rights, Malthusians, morality, original sin, pro-life, science, Secular Humanism|
I recently came across an article talking about how the South Koreans have intercepted capsules filled with ground up aborted fetuses (some of us prefer the more archaic term, ‘babies,’ but I don’t want to be accused of emotionalizing the topic) en route from China to Japan, where, we are told, it is believed that […]
|March 2, 2012||Posted by Anthony under abortion, apologetics, Blog, Christianity and Culture, eugenics, evolution, family, General, Holocaust, human rights, Malthusians, morality, Obama, pro-life, scientism, Secular Humanism|
The culture of death is rarely honest about its beliefs and values. All the more reason for those of us in the pro-life community to keep our eye on the ball. If we got rid of abortion on demand, but erected the apparatus that the elites are trying to build, I assure you, the only thing that will change is the group of people that falls under their scrutiny. Probably the old, most certainly the disabled. But also targeted: those who smoke, who drink, who eat sugar, or trans fat, or engage in ‘unhealthy lifestyles.’ I would say that tyranny is right around the corner, but that last sentence should give us the real truth: it is inside the door, and sitting at our couches… and trying to make itself at home, at our own invitation.
After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? Or, What is the proper response to killing newborn children because they are a burden to a family… or society?
|March 1, 2012||Posted by Anthony under abortion, apologetics, atheism, Blog, Christianity and Culture, End Times, eugenics, family, General, Holocaust, human rights, morality, Obama, original sin, pro-life, science, scientism, Secular Humanism, taxation|
authors Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva argue that the same arguments that justify abortion of the fetus on demand likewise apply to the newly born. Here is the abstract:
Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.
|February 1, 2012||Posted by Anthony under abortion, Blog, Christianity and Culture, eugenics, General, morality, Obama, politics, pro-life, Secular Humanism|
GK Chesterton- a Catholic- wrote this in regards to eugenics in 1917: I know that [proponents of eugenics] numbers many disciples whose intentions are entirely innocent and humane; and who would be sincerely astonished at my describing it as I do. But that is only because evil always wins through the strength of its splendid […]
|December 5, 2011||Posted by Anthony under abortion, apologetics, atheism, Blog, Christianity and Culture, Creationism, eugenics, evolution, family, General, Global Warming, Holocaust, homosexuality, human rights, Love, Malthusians, morality, original sin, philosophy, politics, pro-life, scientism, speaking engagements|
It is has never been more important to carefully examine what one believes and why they believe it. If you do not carry out this work, you may end up being nothing more than a useful idiot of the worst sort: directly bringing about the goals and ends of those you specifically repudiate as wicked and evil… condemning the communists, nazis, and eugenicists, while carrying out their work.
|October 20, 2011||Posted by Anthony under abortion, Blog, Christianity and Culture, pro-life|
Posted this at the WI-LFL blog: Someone pointed me to an op-ed in the NY Times by a ‘dragon mom.’ Her son, born with Tay-Sachs, is not expected to live beyond three years old. And yet, despite this- or is it because of this?- the joy she has with him is immense and incalculable. Our […]
|September 16, 2011||Posted by Anthony under abortion, Blog, eugenics, human rights, morality, philosophy, pro-life, scientism, Secular Humanism|
Posted this at the LFL-WI blog.
This is the sort of story that really gets under my skin. A Florida couple won a lawsuit against her doctors, asserting that they failed to discover that their child would be born disabled (no arms and one leg). The woman testified that she would have definitely aborted the child if they had that information.
“They went from the heights of joyous expectations to the depths of despair,” their attorney Robert Bergin told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday.
It is a sham to think that the timing makes any difference. My wife and I also experienced this descent from joy to despair, but it actually occurred at the ultrasound. We were crushed as truly as this couple was crushed.
|May 24, 2011||Posted by Anthony under apologetics, atheism, Blog, evolution, family, General, homosexuality, human rights, Love, morality, pro-life, Secular Humanism|
That’s really what you have going on here… you know, the old “A rose by any other name is still a rose” thing… a boy is still a boy by any other name, and likewise a girl… but you have some people who think that by throwing off definitions you can obliterate, change, or deny the underlying reality. Are there sometimes when definitions can be unhelpful? Sure, I can buy that. But there are limits to that observation. This is secularism: taking an observation into account but jettisoning the limits or notion of limits.
|May 5, 2011||Posted by Anthony under Blog, Christianity and Culture, General, human rights, Love, morality, pro-life|
I posted a blog entry at the Christian Post recently. The reported death of Bin Laden generated crowds of people on the street wrapped in American flags and cheering. A casual look at the reaction to this reaction revealed to me that many people shared my apprehension with such a response. Different reasons for the […]