web analytics

Tag: pro-life

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...

On Embryos and Babies and Octuplets

My blog is racking up some nice numbers lately and much of that can be credited to a recent post about the California Octuplets.  I’d like to make some clarifications.

In the first place, I stand by my general assessment that as Christians and pro-lifers, since we believe embryos are real persons, the Octuplet outcome is much better than the alternative, which of course is death.

While it is true that the mother in this case probably doesn’t deserve charity, again, as pro-lifers our concern isn’t exclusively for the mother, but also for the children.  It is difficult to … 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

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...

Solving the Abortion Debate Through Radical Love

This is not the first time I’ve said as much, but I maintain that though legislative efforts are important, the abortion debate is to be won on grounds other than that.   I don’t think I am the only one to make the point.  It has been noted that even on a best case scenario, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade throws the issues to the states.  Finally, even if every state banned abortions there would still be women seeking them.  At the bottom, persuading women to keep their children and enabling them to do so is utterly necessary.

As pro-lifers … continue reading...

Transforming the Culture by Transforming People: Apologetics

I have been harping on this for some time, now, but a friend exposed me to Barna’s latest polling about the election which measured how Christians voted.

In brief:

  1. The Republican challenger generally won over a majority of people whose beliefs reflected a conservative Christian faith. For instance, he won 57% of those who strongly believed that the Bible is totally accurate in all the principles it teaches; 61% of adults who strongly affirmed a personal responsibility to share their religious faith with others; 63% of those who believe that Satan is a living, influential force; 64% who contend that
continue reading...

The Abortion Issue Now that Obama has Won

Any reader of my blog knows that I am a ‘one issue’ voter with abortion being that one issue.  A reader of my blog also knows that even though I see the overturning of Roe vs. Wade as the most significant event to bring about because of the sheer impact, I believe the ultimate solution is at a much smaller level.  For just one example of my thoughts, you can read my post “Abortion and the Pro-Life Movement if Obama Wins

Otherwise the ‘abortion’ category to the left will keep you reading for awhile.

I had just a … continue reading...

Planned Parenthood Admits on Video that Infanticide Continues

Over the last week or so I have had several opportunities to tell people about Barack Obama’s opposition to the Born Alive legislation in Illinois which would have required medical assistance to babies that survive the abortion procedure.  Without exception, each of these individuals was unaware of the issue.

It would be one thing if people were aware of this but dismissed it or factored it in- or even the unthinkable: they approve of it- but to not even be aware?  This I think is the fault of the ‘average American’ and his level of investigation into candidates and claims … continue reading...

Abortion and the Pro-Life Movement if Obama Wins

An Open Letter to the Pro-Life Community

———–

The media is doing all it can to persuade Americans that an Obama victory is inevitable.  Personally, I think McCain will pull it out.  The biggest reason I have for supporting McCain is his pledge to appoint originalist judges to the courts, and in particular (of course) the Supreme Court.  What happens if Obama wins?  Then we have judges who feel they can make up law as sentimentality dictates.

However, I would like to suggest that for those of us firmly anti-abortion and especially those of us who are Christian, who wins … continue reading...