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Category Archives: Abortion

Body autonomy

Matt, It seems you got ahead of yourself when writing your response to "Rachel". I’m not going to address the flawed hypothetical presented as it is a severely flawed hypothetical when trying to support the idea of abortion, but the rest of your ideas attacking the very idea of body autonomy go a bit off […]

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Legislating morality

In any debate regarding abortion, it can be expected that someone may say, “You cannot legislate morality.” That person’s opponent may reply by citing several provisions of the criminal code, such as the laws regarding murder, rape and assault. But doing so avoids the larger question of whether actual morality can be legislated. In saying […]

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Misconceptions about contraceptives

Here’s a question for you: when you lie in support of your pet cause, are you actually helping that cause? If you answered No, you’d be right. The reason is quite simple: when people find out that you’ve lied to them to get them to join your cause, they’ll walk away. Okay to be fair, […]

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Rebuttal to PalMD’s "I have a problem with this"

I’m a regular reader of the blog "White Coat Underground" and I highly recommend you subscribe and read the blog as well. It’s written and run by a physician going by the moniker "PalMD", who has made it no secret his liberal-leaning politics as well, typically voicing where politics and medicine overlap – which in […]

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I am not pro-abortion

The hardcore pro-lifers give themselves away with just one word: “pro-abortionist”. The word is loaded and poisons from the start the well of any discussion regarding abortion and how to deal with it. In some ways this might be intended, because to the hardcore pro-lifer, there is no discussion. Instead abortion must be immediately and […]

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Are you really pro-life?

A friend of mine from my youth provided a link to an interesting, and somewhat refreshing, blog post by a pro-life Christian: Link — In Faith and In Purity: Are we really Pro-life? In it the author, Valerie, points out some of the hypocrisy in the pro-life movement and tries to resolve the hypocrisy down […]

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Saving a woman’s life

A woman who has progressed about 11 weeks into a pregnancy presents in the emergency room with pulmonary hypertension, a potentially life-threatening condition, the risk of which is only exacerbated by her pregnancy. Attempts are made to address the condition while avoiding harming the pregnancy, but those attempts fail. Attending physicians determine that if the […]

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Freedom of Conscience

On his show Tuesday night, Glenn Beck talked about a plan by the Obama administration to repeal the "Freedom of Conscience Act", which gives health care workers the option of refusing to participate in medical care they find objectionable. Known formally as the "Provider Refusal Rule", sometimes referred to improperly as the "abortion rule", it […]

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Who is and is not a Christian?

My last article regarding the "No true Christian" fallacy struck a chord with a good friend of mine. I call him a good friend because I’ve known both him and his wife since we were all in college. And as friends often do, we don’t agree on everything, especially religion. The chord I struck was […]

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No true Christian…

Imagine Hamish McDonald, a Scotsman, sitting down with his Glasgow Morning Herald and seeing an article about how the "Brighton Sex Maniac Strikes Again." Hamish is shocked and declares that "No Scotsman would do such a thing." The next day he sits down to read his Glasgow Morning Herald again and this time finds an […]

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