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Pro-Life Apologetics Conference: Defending the Faith is a Defense of Life

In just a little over a week, my ministry, Athanatos Christian Ministries, will be hosting our fourth annual online apologetics conference.

Each year, we pick a theme in which apologetics is integrated and applied.  Previous years saw apologetics incorporated into the arts, etc.  This year, the theme is life issues, and abortion in particular.

One’s views about God tends to impact one’s views on Man.  It is not a coincidence that people are more likely to describe themselves as pro-life if they are a Christian and pro-choice if they are an atheist.  On the former view, people have … continue reading...

The Conquest of America by the Culture of Death and My Efforts to Fight Back

About a year ago, I was sitting across from a fellow who was asking me about my life with my daughter, diagnosed with spina bifida, and our decision not to abort her.  He respected our ‘choice’, although did express concern about her impending ‘life of suffering.’  We talked about that for a bit, as I sensed that his initial statements in support of being ‘pro-choice’ were incomplete.  “Should people be compelled to abort disabled children?” I asked.  Of course not, he said.  We talked more, and the next thing I know he is saying that we need abortion and … continue reading...

Apologetics is the Answer to Abortion and Euthanasia and other Life Issues

Not too long ago I posted an essay asserting that ‘apologetics is the answer to everything.’  Even then I had in mind to discuss the relationship between apologetics and life issues such as abortion, euthanasia, eugenics, etc, but fought off the urge to elaborate on it.  Now is my chance.

You know, for most of my life, even during my ‘liberal’ years, I have more or less been pro-life.  This became personal when the doctors asked my wife and I if we wanted to ‘terminate’ our child, diagnosed that morning with spina bifida.  But I have always been … continue reading...

Presentation: Abortion is Just Politics and Pro-Life is Just Religion; and Apologetics

Thursday, Apr. 29th,  at 12:30 p.m. CST, I will be presenting on this topic:

(Round two in progress… 2:23 p.m. CST, direct link)

Just Politics?  Religion and Abortion and Apologetics:  Examining the idea that supporting abortion is merely a political view but opposing it is a religious view and the role of world view in the question.

Summary:  Pro-choicers often frame their argument by casting their position as a civil rights issue and the pro-life position as a religious issue- and people should not impose their religion on others.  Common sense would suggest that as two sides of the … continue reading...

Despicable Trends in Bioethics Inevitable Result of Secularism

Every now and then I read something that really get on my nerves even though nothing any more surprises me.  Recently I came across a man named Jacob M. Appel and his stomach turning positions.  Now, as I mentioned, it doesn’t really surprise me.  However, I think it may be a surprise to some folks… I here think of some atheist friends who laugh away my assertions that there are certain aspects of atheism and secular humanism that logically, if not inevitably, degenerate into certain positions and attitudes.  However, I am also thinking of some fellow Christians who think you … continue reading...

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...

Catholic Hospitals SHOULD close if FOCA is passed

I have been saying privately that if FOCA is passed there is a good chance that Catholic hospitals would be closed, without personally being aware of any suggestions of the sort being out there.  That changed today when I saw this article on the Drudge Report.

Speaking in Baltimore in November at the bishops’ fall meeting, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, a Chicago auxiliary bishop, took up the issue of what to do with Catholic hospitals if FOCA became law. “It would not be sufficient to withdraw our sponsorship or to sell them to someone who would perform abortions,” he said. “That … continue reading...

Human Rights Without God?

I have been having a discussion with a Christia friend that started with his critique of my Birth Pangs fantasy/action adventure book series.  We started out talking about human rights in general but more recently we have focused on the question of abortion.  The gist of our debate is that I contend that there are ‘inalienable’ ‘rights’ and he doesn’t think so.  Both of us agree (I think) that apart from a theistic outlook, the question of ‘rights’ is nonsensical.  I wish to expand on that aspect due to its relevance to this blog.

That humans have intrinsic rights … 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...

Upcoming Radio Interviews for Author of New Pro-Life Book

My book, We Chose Life: Why You Should Too will be officially available this Valentine’s Day.  However, I am shipping orders now.  You can also find it on Amazon.com, but I don’t think they ship until the 14th.  In the lead up to the book’s release I am pleased to report that I have some radio interviews lined up.  You can listen to two of them live if you so desire.

The first will be with Paul Clayton at KFUO.  It will broadcast live, Monday Feb. 9th at 9:05 a.m. CST.  Link:  http://www.kfuoam.org/

The second will be this Wednesday with … continue reading...

New Pro-Life Book Aims to Persuade Parents of Disabled to Reject Abortion

Buy We Chose Life on Amazon.com

WE CHOSE LIFE: WHY YOU SHOULD TOO:

One father’s daring attempt to persuade you to keep your unborn child, even if it is diagnosed with a birth defect.

  • Web page: www.wechoselife.com
  • Author: Anthony Horvath
  • Pages: 84
  • Publisher: Athanatos Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 978-0-9822776-1-4

About two years ago my wife and I were informed at the twenty week ultrasound that our daughter very likely had a birth defect and it was very likely spina bifida.  This was devastating.  Another ultrasound was scheduled for that afternoon to get confirmation and in the hour or so we… continue reading...

Lincoln on Slavery Applied to Abortion: Irony in Electing a Pro-Choice Black President

Hat tip to Eric Redmond for posting this article on Facebook from John Piper’s website.  Here is what was quoted from Lincoln:

You say A. is white, and B. is black. It is color, then; the lighter, having the right to enslave the darker? Take care. By this rule, you are to be slave to the first man you meet, with a fairer skin than your own.

You do not mean color exactly? You mean the whites are intellectually the superiors of the blacks, and, therefore have the right to enslave them? Take care again. By this rule, you

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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...