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 place, that parallel universe of the pro-abortion campaigner, where killing is dressed up as compassion, and where, in …

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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 over the last year. Many will be strictly educational while some will about remind us of notable victories …

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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 abortion is a fundamental human right, one that should be safeguarded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. …

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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 mind at work: contempt for babies, children, and pro-lifers”). But her first post—March 14—didn’t begin to curb the …

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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, I think it’s worth discussing Amanda Marcotte’s two recent full-throated diatribes against pro-lifers in a responsible fashion. They …

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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 with the New Yorker (emphases added): The pro-life cause has indeed resonated in a liberal, rights-oriented culture far …

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“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. I hope you use your social networks to share this with your friends. If you are not a …

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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 story.) There is no abortion law, courtesy of a 25-year-old Supreme Court decision, the criminal code is so …

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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 a necessary lie in order to protect the abortion license, and that trumps intellectual integrity every day of …

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Any Limitation on Abortion? Ever? The Debate Continues

By Dave Andrusko Imagine writing a piece in which you lay out pro-abortion extremism taken to the nth degree. You expect widespread (or at least lots of) confirmation that there have to be SOME limits on abortion, only to discover that the readers who respond online think it’s you are the extremist for believing that …

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