The voting public can generally be divided into three key groups: hardcore pro-lifers, hardcore abortion supporters, and those who find the abortion movement's agenda extreme but still support abortion in certain circumstances. Continue Reading »
Considering Cardinal O’Connor’s life of service in this cause, one is tempted to say, “we shall not see his like again.” But the inspiration he gave to others by his wisdom, energy, and fearlessness makes that a doubtful prediction. Continue Reading »
Since Cardinal Bernardin's death in 1996, his consistent life ethic has been (ab)used more often to deprecate pro-lifers than to expand their apparently narrow horizons. But charges of hypocrisy aimed at pro-lifers on this basis are unfounded.
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Look, when we think about ending an early human life, this is something that is really bad for the embryo or early fetus that dies, it’s losing out tremendously—I agree with that as I already said. And then you said that it’s one of the things that we should care about. And, um, I think . . . . Continue Reading »
Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes by laurence h. tribe norton, 259 pages, $19.95 Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes is an expert brief on behalf of strict adherence to the terms of the abortion liberty granted in Roe v. Wade, no matter how much leeway the Supreme Court may give to legislatures in . . . . Continue Reading »
Beginning with the Supreme Court’s Webster decision of last July, Americans were delighted, distressed, or simply puzzled to discover that abortion was back in the political arena. It had been abruptly “removed from politics” by the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, when it became a question . . . . Continue Reading »