Why the pro-life view should not be dismissed for its alleged basis in religion

By Paul Stark The following was published in the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life [MCCL] News. In a [Minneapolis] Star Tribune opinion piece, local writer Bonnie Blodgett attributes the pro-life view to “only religious zealots.” Other pro-choice advocates routinely dismiss the pro-life position on the grounds that it is a mere religious belief and therefore …

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“Reclaiming Hope” or re-writing history?

By Dave Andrusko There’s been a fair amount of chatter, overwhelmingly positive, about an interview the former director of Barack Obama’s 2012 faith outreach gave to Emma Green of the Atlantic. I am considerably less positive, although the interview, which ran under the headline “Democrats Have a Religion Problem: A conversation with Michael Wear, a …

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How a Pastor might first broach the abortion issue with his congregation

By Reverend Paul Stallsworth Editor’s note. National Right to Life’s annual convention is rapidly approaching. The site is New Orleans. The days are July 9-11. Please go to nrlconvention.com for information. There are few workshops that are as consistently popular at the Convention as “We Are the Sheep… Where Are the Shepherds?” The following was …

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No, there is no “Christian case” for abortion

  By Dave Andrusko Keli Goff ‘s essay at the Daily Beast was headlined “A Christian Case for Abortion Rights?” Does that not sound like the vegetarian’s case for meat, Barack Obama’s case for decisive leadership, or the devout atheist—contrary at its core? This oldie but badie argument merits a rebuttal, not because it is …

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The inconvenient truth that drives pro-abortionists crazy

By Dave  Andrusko One of the readers who’d gone gaga over Frank Bruni’s weekend op-ed in the New York Times (“Rethinking His Religion”) said the headline reminded her of “the great challenge” of poet e.e. Cummings–to “think twice before you think.” She took that to mean look before you leap, when a closer reading is …

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