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Category Archives: Abortion Laws
Citizenship and Fetal Personhood: Weighing the Implications of Heartbeat Bills.
The abortion debate is red hot right now, with a democrat majority congress and a conservative majority supreme court. So, unsurprisingly, a number of pro-life leaning states have passed pro-life bills, hoping for democrats to react with legal challenges escalating … Continue reading
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Crisis of Conscience: 11 Reasons Why Senate Democrats Didn’t Vote to Protect Newborns
Yes, Democrats blocked a bill that would protect infants who survived botched abortions. Yes, that ties abortion-choice into child-abuse, ablism, mercy-killing, and infanticide. No, it does not necessarily mean Democrats hate babies or want more abortions. But it still isn’t … Continue reading
Is Abortion a Legal Contradiction?
Abortion is, of course, a serious issue fraught with moral tensions. So it’s not hard to see how abortion policy can raise a challenge for our legal system. But does abortion constitute a legal contradiction? Does abortion choice policy somehow betray … Continue reading
A Documentary History of Human Rights Regarding Abortion
Abortion history is, in many ways, a question of the nature and domain of human rights. To treat this difficult issue with due deference we must consider it’s historical position entrenched within the timeless debate over human rights. In this … Continue reading
A Legal History of Abortion in America
A. ≤ 1900 1. Ancient Law (5th BC-4th Cent. AD) Ancient Greeks via Aristotle thought of the “soul” as “mover” of the body. This substance dualist view treated the quickening as the point at which distinctly human life begins. … Continue reading
Abortion Transcends Politics
The standing question here is whether abortion is a political issue. At first glance, Yes, abortion is clearly a political issue. Abortion is political in the sense that politicians debate the subject in campaign season, they broadcast their abortion views … Continue reading
Can children-in-utero feel pain?
The Pain Capable Act (HR 1797, “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”), effectively banning abortion after 20 weeks, just passed the house this May (2015) and is set to go before the Senate. As of today it’s being reviewed in … Continue reading
What about Rape and Incest?
Several “problem cases” typically arise when considering the ethics of abortion. Key among these is rape and incest. Should not abortion be legal if the woman was raped or the victim of incest? Good question. In cases of rape one … Continue reading
Human Rights or Person Rights (revisited)
Human rights may be contested and violated in many ways around the world but it seems axiomatic in the modern era to affirm “human rights.” In other words we tend to affirm some legally functional if not ethically substantial sense … Continue reading