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Anthony Horvath added to Lutherans for Life Speaker’s Bureau

I am pleased- and honored- to have been added to the speakers bureau for Lutherans for Life. This nationally known organization is the Lutheran response to abortion on demand and other life issues in the United States and the world. I invite you to check out the portion of my autobiography they posted: http://www.lutheransforlife.org/Who_Are_We/Speakers_Bureau_Anthony_Horvath.htmcontinue 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...

Why we need to Start from Scratch in Abortion and Atheism without resorting to Presuppositionalism

Last weekI blogged on some observations about how conservatives and liberals and nonChristians perceive the abortion debate.  As if to prove my point, an atheist friend rose to the bait, and illustrated the problem nicely.

Essentially, I observed that the primary difference in outlooks hinged on exactly who was the final, or ultimate, or only authority on what a ‘person’ was, and why at all we would value a ‘person.’  Since atheists do not believe there is a ‘higher’ authority, like God, then obviously ‘personhood’ is decided by the individual or, at best, the collective declaration of a … continue reading...

Today’s Notes: Moral Equivalency on 9-11, Qualification: Did not have an Abortion, Pro-life Blogs

Yesterday I was approved to be on the pro-life blogsite, www.prolifeblogs.com.  Welcome to anyone arriving on my site from there.  I invite you to see what I am about and my somewhat unique approach to the abortion issue.

The South Carolina chairwoman of the Democrat party said yesterday that Sarah Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”  This has apparently inspired a firestorm but this is an observation that was made in the conservative camp already from the reverse:  that in the liberal (feminist) mind, Sarah’s primary disqualification was that she hasn’t had an … continue reading...

Abortion, politics, apologetics: Observations on the conservative and liberal cultures

The nomination of Sarah Palin has brought the abortion issue front and center.  She did so by putting her money where her mouth was:  knowing she was going to have a handicapped child but choosing to carry it to term, anyway.  We know that her family shares the same values:  her daughter is pregnant, but she too will carry the child to term.   So abortion is coming back into the debate but because of the utter commitment to life reflected in the Palin family.

In the Palins, principle lives in action.

It is good that the subject is coming up … continue reading...

One Conservative Reaction to News that Sarah Palin’s Daughter is Pregnant: What would Obama Think?

It is a good thing that McCain and Palin didn’t attempt to hide the fact that Sarah’s daughter, Bristol, is pregnant.  I wouldn’t dare try to attempt a chronology, but it sure seemed like Palin pre-empted the liberal mudslinging in getting out the truth.  Or didn’t you know that the left has been trying to say that Sarah’s newborn child, the one with Downs Syndrome, is the baby that is actually Bristol’s?  I don’t know the background of this particular blog but it seems to explain the rumors on that point well enough.  If that wasn’t bad enough, while … continue reading...

Democrats Deprived of Historical Moment, McCain Wins Christian Conservatives, McCain wins ME

By now I’m sure everyone has heard that McCain has selected Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, to be his vice-presidential candidate.  The strategic victory that this represents is clear to most, especially when compared to the Obama campaign.  The Obama campaign was about ‘change’ and a ‘moment of history’ but when the chips were down picked a VP that was old school.  Not that I blame him for not picking Hillary to be his running mate, but not doing so certainly watered down the mission for ‘change.’  With the Palin pick, conservatives are able to provide something ‘historic’ in … continue reading...

Are your views on Abortion Related to Your Belief System?

Anecdotally speaking, I am very confident that one’s position on abortion is generally very closely connected to your beliefs and world view.   I discussed my thoughts on this in this fairly lengthy post talking about apologetics and the abortion issue.  I would like to move slightly beyond the anecdotal.  It isn’t quite to the point where I’m going to launch a formal study or anything, but I would like to hear people’s actual responses.

Christian or non-Christian, pro-life or not, I would like to hear your thoughts.  Here are some questions you could answer:

  • Have you ever changed your mind
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You have a moral obligation to abort your Down Syndrome Baby, your Cerebral Palsy Baby, your Spina Bifida Baby, your Cystic Fibrosis Baby

Didn’t you know that? It is a moral obligation. That is what this embryology professor is reported to have said in this news article here. Here is a quote:

“In my opinion, the moral thing for older mothers to do is to have amniocentesis, as soon during pregnancy as is safe for the fetus, test whether placental cells have a third chromosome #21, and abort the fetus if it does. The brain is the last organ to become functional.”

The article continues with some pretty interesting points. The professor objects that he is just trying to start discussion. One … continue reading...

Defeating Abortion by Strengthening the Church, Strengthening the Church through Apologetics

I am kicking around doing my master’s thesis on this issue and have been thinking about it for some time. Most recently I was led to reflect on it when I noted a pattern among some of my friend’s experiences as well as my own. Namely, our parents were generally liberal, or Democratic, or generally skeptical of conservatism bordering on outright derision and dismissal. Yet, in varying degrees we would all be considered conservative, though a strong streak of libertarianism pokes through as well. We all have a well thought out Christian world view in common, and, incidentally, Christian schooling.… continue reading...

The Doctors are Not Always Right: Says a comment, but not the story

I found this story to be interesting. It tells the story of twins, one of which was weaker than the other in the womb. In order to save the life of the stronger one… presumably… they were going to ‘terminate’ the weaker one. The story describes the efforts to kill the smaller baby but the result was that the baby kept on living. The boys look pretty healthy now.

The article doesn’t state the obvious, but a comment by another reader does: ” A lovely story. Doctors are not always right.”

Not all of us are confronted with the heart-wrenching … continue reading...