By Philippa Taylor Editor’s note. This appeared on the official blog of the British Christian Medical Fellowship. I was intrigued to read the following short tweet a couple of weeks ago by the pro-abortion organisation, ‘Education for Choice’, during the recent discussion in the media on reducing the legal time limits for abortion. This tweet …Continue reading "Lessons in Language"
By Paul Stark The use of “choice” in the abortion debate was never substantive. Everyone understands that some choices are morally unproblematic (choosing to exercise, to eat ice cream, to talk with friends) and other choices are not (choosing to rape, to steal, to abuse children). So the question at hand is What kind of …Continue reading "From ‘choice’ to ‘not in her shoes’: Planned Parenthood sidesteps the issue"
By Dave Andrusko Over the past six months, of all the hundreds of stories we’ve written, the post that received the second most responses was our informed speculation why Planned Parenthood was backing off its long-time use of the term “pro-choice.” [“Pro-Choice” Passé? Much more than that behind PPFA’s shift in language.] While we weren’t …Continue reading "“Not in Her Shoes”: Old wine in New wineskins"
By Dave Andrusko The TIME magazine lead story this week has pro-abortion feminists’ knickers in a knot. We’ve talked several times about the heated response to Kate Pickert’s “What Choice? Abortion-rights activists won an epic victory in Roe v. Wade. They’ve been losing every since,” and for good reason. Pickert’s account is really two stories …Continue reading "The lesson of the TIME magazine cover story: the truth hurts!"
By Dave Andrusko Thanks for the many responses to our accounts that explored the lead story in the latest TIME magazine, “What Choice? Abortion-rights activists won an epic victory in Roe v. Wade. They’ve been losing every since.” (See here and here.) While most of the media coverage of the story understandably focused on a …Continue reading "Bending Toward Justice"
By Dave Andrusko Take a few minutes and peruse the 2012 Democratic National Platform. About half-way down under “Protecting Rights and Freedoms,” you’ll find “Protecting A Woman’s Right to Choose.” In a mere 137 words, President Obama and his party affirm (a) their unequivocal support for Roe v. Wade; (b) a woman’s right to make …Continue reading "The Democratic National Convention—Part Two: Placing abortion in “larger context” allows Obama to evade his extremist position on abortion"
By Dave Andrusko In today’s third of a four-part series, National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias continues to go behind the pro-abortion claim that there is a “war on women,” which is in reality a direct attack on pro-lifers who deeply oppose killing 1.2 million unborn children each year. As …Continue reading "What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective today? “Who Really Cares About Women,” Part 3"
By Dave Andrusko In this the second of this week’s Pro-Life Perspectives, National Right to Life President and PLP Host Carol Tobias examines in detail an article written by someone who does not share our pro-life views but who nonetheless offers a brilliant evaluation of the argument that “Choice” can (and we would say does) …Continue reading "This Week on Pro-Life Perspective: “The Mutation of Choice into Coercion”"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family is on vacation. While we are gone I’ll be running articles from the past 12 months that you’ve indicated you particularly enjoyed. Dave One lesson no doubt most of us have learned is that even when a presentation comes down with the wrong conclusion, if well thought out, …Continue reading "The Mutation of “Choice” into Coercion"
By Dave Andrusko I’ve tried—actually three times—to square pro-abortion feminists professed ideology with their nonchalant attitude toward sex-selective abortions which has resulted in the “loss” of 160 MILLION girls, according to journalist Mara Hvistendahl in her book “Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men.” (See “Selected out …Continue reading "Faced with Sex-Selective Abortion Pro-Abortion Feminists are silenced by “choice”"