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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Science, religion, and the question of when life begins

By Paul Stark Editor’s note. As one of the last posts of 2011, this fine piece by Mr. Stark gets to the nub of the issue. He clarifies a common obfuscation that pro-abortionists use. Prof. David Schultz writes: “When it comes to the issue of abortion, this is not a scientific issue but instead a …

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Beginning at the Beginning

By Dave Andrusko Once upon a time pro-abortionists would reflexively insist we don’t know– really can’t know–“when life begins.” In his Roe v. Wade opinion, Justice Harry Blackmun mused about how many experts could dance on the head of that debate before ponderously (and insincerely) concluding there was no “consensus.” In the face of the …

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