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

Protecting your rights can mean hardship for me

I’m going to put something out there that maybe you didn’t know about me. Here it is: I’m much too self-focused and inclined to resist doing hard things that will cause me discomfort… Continue reading

Better never born than newborn

Nothing makes me sadder than knowing there are children who are not loved and cared for well by their parents. My heart hurts even now as I think about them flinching at verbal… Continue reading

These arguments are pitiful

Women will die from unsafe, illegal abortions. An unwanted child will suffer abuse and neglect. Poor families will be further deprived with one more mouth to feed. Caring for a child with physical… Continue reading

If it’s all about choice, you might want to know what you’re choosing

One of the most maddening things to me in this cultural conflict that is the abortion debate is the stubborn and willful ignorance of the opposition. So many of them intentionally ignore the… Continue reading

Does size determine value?

Would any of us consider a five-year-old as less than fully human because he can’t drive a car? Is a one-year-old less valuable than the five-year-old because she is unable to use the… Continue reading

What fifth-graders know and adults childishly deny

If abortion is going to be morally justifiable, the victim of abortion must be either devalued or found guilty. Some abortion supporters go the “guilty” route, condemning the unborn as a parasite unjustly… Continue reading

The elephant in the womb

Human reproduction is an unfathomably amazing thing. Often I’ve wanted to ask the abortion supporter, have you invested even five seconds contemplating what happens in those nine months? That without any direction on… Continue reading

Is Roe really “settled law”?

The United States Supreme Court can be likened to Christianity’s early church fathers who were necessarily tasked with interpreting Scripture for the purpose of establishing orthodox doctrine. For instance, the New Testament clearly… Continue reading