Does every human life have equal and incalculable moral value simply and merely because it is human?

By Wesley J. Smith We live in an increasingly secular society. One consequence (among many) of this cultural shift has been an increasing rejection of the once uncontroversial belief that humans reside uniquely at the pinnacle of moral worth. Activist academics, purveyors of popular culture, and issue ideologues across a wide swath of movements—from bioethics, …

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Truth matters, in politics, culture, personal beliefs

  By Sheila Liaugminas Some big questions have demonstrably true answers. But when they don’t fit powerful narratives, some powerful people are making the questions irrelevant. Or coming up with pragmatic answers, you know, whatever works at the moment to dodge the truth. As the Planned Parenthood president just did this week, saying that when …

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What Christmas says about human life and dignity

  By Paul Stark Christians use the Christmas holiday to remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This event (apart from everything else it entails) provides a number of insights about human life and dignity. 1. Each of us was once an unborn child. The Incarnation—the coming into the world of Christ—did not happen …

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The continuity of Human Life from conception until natural death

By Katie McCann Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of Ohio Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate, at www.ohiolife.org/human-development. Introduction “The life of a baby begins long before he or she is born. A new individual human being begins growing in the mother’s uterus at fertilization and, if the baby’s life is not interrupted, …

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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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Authentic Human Flourishing: An interview with the author of “The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice”

By Dave Andrusko Like many of you, I suspect, I have a stack of books on the floor that I’m been “intending to get to” (List A). And there’s an even larger stack of books I’ve read about and know I SHOULD read but haven’t yet (List B). The trick I’ve yet to master is …

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