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, …Continue reading "Does every human life have equal and incalculable moral value simply and merely because it is human?"
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 …Continue reading "Truth matters, in politics, culture, personal beliefs"
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 …Continue reading "What Christmas says about human life and dignity"
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, …Continue reading "The continuity of Human Life from conception until natural death"
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 …Continue reading "Unborn Are Human Life: “So What?”"
By Mark Davis Pickup I was asked to give a short message to over a thousand people gathered in front of Alberta’s legislature (Canada) for the annual March for Life. Below is the substance of that message. To value every human life from conception to natural death – and every state and stage between those …Continue reading "VALUE ALL LIFE"
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 …Continue reading "Authentic Human Flourishing: An interview with the author of “The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice”"