Monthly Archive: July, 2019

Decisively aware and now here, not there

sentient |  \ ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ənt  , ˈsen-tē-ənt\  1: responsive to or conscious of sense impressions 2: aware 3: finely sensitive in perception or feeling You and I are sentient creatures…except when we’re not. Every 16 hours or so we become non-sentient… Continue reading

Some persons are brainless

Neural pathways are developing at 5 weeks, Caroline, but the fetus has the neural capacity of a shrimp. I do think independent function and brain activity should be the rubric for when it… Continue reading

Abortion is non-environmentally-friendly

If you were suddenly transported out of earth’s atmosphere and onto the surface of the moon in only your birthday suit, how long do you think you’d survive? Not very, I think it’s… Continue reading

Is there a decisive moment?

Contrary to what many believe, one can be a pro-life advocate yet not hold the position that the unborn enjoys full personhood from the moment of conception. Dr. Bernard Nathanson was one of… Continue reading

The agnostic approach to abortion

I tend to get a little bit testy when discussing or opining on the issue of abortion because most of the arguments for it are so illogical and/or self-serving and we’re talking about… Continue reading

Avoid the argument; attack the person

It’s likely everyone who’s been engaged in the abortion debate has seen a meme or tweet with this sentiment or one similar, posted in support of abortion rights. Many of them include some… Continue reading

Privacy, impossibility, and you can’t make me

I envision the battle over abortion this way: The pro-life movement has one offensive weapon but it’s as powerful as an atomic bomb so can’t be defended against. The pro-choice opposition has an… Continue reading

Because…tolerance

It’s hard arguing with people who believe “life begins at conception”, and I know it’s not black and white, so that’s why this discussion is so hard. Hard, not impossible. I think we… Continue reading