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Connecting the dots between unbelief and abortion

A recent entry on my discussion forum illustrates with crystal clarity the arguments I confronted in my book We Chose Life: Why You Should Too.   If you happen to get a hold of my book and you’re wondering if there are real people who hold those views, that example will do.

That’s not what I want to talk about.  The ‘person’ in question (I use the term ‘person’ here loosely, as definitions can change over time 😉  ) is an atheist and secular humanist.  His position on abortion follows naturally from his atheism.  I’m not saying it follows logically, … continue reading...

Octuplets Birth a Victory for the Pro-Life Cause?

I was on the radio yesterday morning promoting my latest book, We Chose Life, and was asked what I thought about the Octuplet Lady out in California.  I declined to offer an answer because I knew only the headlines and hadn’t looked much further than that and so didn’t consider myself informed on that situation.  I’m still not overly informed.  🙂  It was in the news this morning so I guess I’m slightly more informed now… with these caveats…

I think my main point of resistance is not with her being implanted with 6 embryos.   In the secular press … continue reading...

Abortion and Slavery: Obama as the Anti-Lincoln

Right there on the Drudge Report was a picture of Obama posturing in front of the Lincoln Memorial.  It doesn’t take much to see the relevance.  Lincoln was instrumental in liberating black people from slavery in this country.  150 years later, a black person is president.  The spin doctors aren’t content to leave it at that.  The effort is on to try to relate Obama to Lincoln’s style, intellect, etc.  But Obama is no Lincoln.

The prevailing argument in the hundred years leading up to the Civil War was this simple question:  is a black person a human person, entitled … continue reading...

One Issue Voting: Is Abortion a Holocaust?

Last week a Democrat lady said that Sarah Palin’s chief credential seemed to be that she had not had an abortion.  She later tried to apologize (I have no idea why) saying the comment arose in the context of a discussion about ‘one issue’ voters.  I have occasionally met people who have ‘one issue’ which isn’t abortion but it seems rare to me.  ‘One issue voters’ seems to be a reference to those in the abortion debate.

One thing that I’ve noticed is that pro-choice people are as likely to be ‘one issue’ voters as pro-lifers with the difference being … continue reading...