Tag Archives: abortion debate

Reality a stubborn thing, attempts to write the baby out of the abortion debate won’t succeed

By Niamh Ui Bhriain Editor’s note. Niamh Uí Bhriain is spokeswoman for the Irish pro-life group, Life Institute. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at thelifeinstitute.net and is reprinted with permission. It must be a strange

Competing Narratives: “Be Quiet” versus “What Can I do?”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family will be on vacation through the end of this week. I will be posting an occasional new story, but for the most part we will be re-posting columns that ran

Pro-choicer: don’t debate with pro-lifers, they are like Nazis

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinicquotes. “Along with most other pro-choice groups, we do not engage in debates with the anti-choice … Simply put, the right to abortion is not a debatable issue. Access to legal, safe

Nothing new here: pro-abortionists fear a genuine free-wheeling exchange of ideas

  By Dave Andrusko We talked at some length Thursday about Amanda Marcotte, specifically Part One of Two spellbindingly offensive, obscenity-ridden columns in which she unloads on babies (born and unborn), adoption, and pro-lifers. (See “One pro-abortion

One pro-abortion mind at work: contempt for babies, children, and pro-lifers

  By Dave Andrusko When pro-abortionists truly go off the deep end, I am reluctant to go after them, in no small part because those over-the-top comments so often come wrapped in obscenities. But on further reflection,

The pro-life movement and ‘common liberal values’

  By Paul Stark Scholar Jon Shields (professor at Claremont McKenna College), who’s not exactly pro-life but has become more sympathetic to our view in the course of his research, discusses the pro-life movement in an interview

“There Was a Life That Had to Be Cared For”

Editor’s note. This first ran in the December 2006 edition of National Right to Life News. I have written hundreds of editorials; this is among my all-time favorites and is part of our “Roe at 40” series.

Re: “Naughty or Nice?”

By Paul Ranalli, MD FRCPC Editor’s Note. This is a letter to the editor of the Canadian “Medical Post.” The Morgentaler decision referenced by Dr. Ranelli is a January 28, 1988, decision by the Canadian Supreme Court

The abortion debate is happening in Canada

By Patricia Maloney Columnist Paul Russell devotes his entire column Saturday in the National Post, “The Week in Letters,”  to the abortion debate in Canada under the headline, “Readers agree: It’s time Canada had an abortion law.”

A real debate over abortion in Canada: no longer unthinkable

By Dave Andrusko Imagine you are the Canadian Abortion Establishment so entrenched it makes your America counterparts look like they are on the run. (Come to think of it, there are hints of that, but that’s another

Unborn Are Human Life: “So What?”

By Wesley J. Smith The pro choice side of the abortion debate have always been profoundly dishonest, claiming that the unborn are not really “human.” (Well, they’re not Martians. They’re not chopped liver.) But it was deemed

Edge of precipice

Editor’s note. This comes from the European Life Network. A letter in the Independent newspaper on January 24 titled, “Edge of precipice” looks at the importance of language in the abortion debate and how it has been