Q&A

“A fetus isn’t a person until viability.”

March 7, 2013 - 6:05pm
A) Viability is arbitrary concept. Why not associate personhood with heartbeat, brain waves, or something else? B) The point of viability constantly changes because it depends on technology, not the unborn herself. Eventually babies may be viable from the point of conception. C) In a broad sense, many born people are not viable because they are incapable of surviving without depending on others A) Viability is arbitrary concept. Why not associate personhood with heartbeat, brain waves, or something else? Viability is the point at which the...Read more

"It is uncertain when human life begins."

February 7, 2013 - 5:58pm
It is uncertain when human life begins; that’s a religious question that cannot be answered by science. An article printed and distributed by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) describes as “anti-choice” the position that “human life begins at conception.” It says the prochoice position is, “Personhood at conception is a religious belief, not a provable biological fact.”1 A. If there is uncertainty about when human life begins, the benefit of the doubt should go to preserving life. B. Medical textbooks and scientific reference...Read more

"It would be unfair to restrict a woman's choice by prohibiting abortion."

January 31, 2013 - 6:53pm
Every person has the right to choose. It would be unfair to restrict a woman's choice by prohibiting abortion. Any civilized society restricts the individual’s freedom to choose whenever that choice would harm an innocent person. When I present the prolife position on school campuses, I often begin by saying: I’ve been introduced as being pro-life, but I want to make clear that I’m really pro-choice. I believe that a person has the right to do whatever she wants with her own body. It’s none of our business what choice she makes, and we have no...Read more

“What about Abortion for Serious or Fatal Birth Defects?”

January 3, 2013 - 4:18pm
“A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.” ― John Paul II. 1 Try to imagine for just for a moment the heartbreak of a young couple discovering that their unborn child faces a serious or fatal birth defect such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. After the initial shock, they quickly realize that many tough obstacles lay ahead, problems that other parents just don’t have to face. One young husband and wife we know faced this tragedy last year. In addition to hearing that their preborn baby had HLHS, the mother...Read more

Shouldn't women be able to control their own bodies?

December 14, 2012 - 1:03pm
The battle over abortion and birth control in the United States has been raging for nearly a century. A cartoon in the May 1919 issue of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review shows a woman being crushed by a giant roll of paper labeled “Laws Controlling Women’s Bodies.” “Woman’s body, woman’s choice” is the most common slogan pro-abortionists have used during the entire conflict. Two variations are the indignant demand “What makes you religious fanatics think you can tell me what to do with my uterus?,” and the tiresome chant “Keep your...Read more

“Shouldn't We Permit Abortion Only to Save the Life of the Mother?"

November 29, 2012 - 5:14pm
Abortion is completely legal in more than one hundred nations. In almost every case, population controllers first drove in the ultra-thin wedge of an abortion exception just to save the life of the mother. This is a brilliant strategy for two reasons. First, abortionists can easily stretch any law, no matter how strict or precisely written, into abortion on demand. Since they falsely consider abortion to be safer than childbirth, pro-abortionists can easily justify all abortions under the “life of the mother” exception. In fact, abortionists...Read more