Tag Archives: Abortion

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

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Hobby Lobby, Birth Control and Abortion

The recent supreme court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby has reignited a national debate. With wide debate and flared tempers, misinformation abounds. Let us clarify a few things here for the sake of keeping things truthful and hopefully civil. … Continue reading

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What’s Left of ‘My Body, My Right’?

The right to privacy just might be the most widely touted justification for abortion today. Implied within the right to life and to liberty, the concept of “privacy” demarcates the sacred domain of self-possession (my body), autonomy (my choice), and liberty … Continue reading

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Are Human Fetuses Parasites? (revised 5.6.19)

  Occasionally abortion-choice advocates refer to fetal humans as parasites. We know what they are getting at. The child-in-utero is dependent on the mother, drains her energy, eats her food, etc. But, is “parasite” the right idea here? Are fetal … Continue reading

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Is Planned Parenthood An Abortion Clinic?

Obviously, planned parenthood is an abortion provider, and they happen to be the single leading abortion provider in the U.S. But is that what they are “about”? Is that their overriding focus? Or should they be understood primarily as a … Continue reading

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Human Rights or Person Rights, by: John D. Ferrer

“Human rights” are a major innovation of the modern world. Many trace the inception of this weighty concept to the Magna Carta of the English 13th century. Major statements and variations on human rights have occurred in the French and … Continue reading

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15 Anti-Abortion Arguments

Picture by: Unknown (accessed 6 May 2013 at: http://www.byrdnick.com/archives/3263#comment-175) Arguments Against Abortion (c) John D. Ferrer, 6 May 2013 The Overall Argument Premise 1) Legality, where possible, should line up with morality. Premise 2) Abortion-on-demand is immoral yet can banned. Conclusion) Therefore … Continue reading

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Abortion News

Boycotts Looming For Eden Foods over “Hobby-Lobby-esque” Contraception Coverage (18 July 2014) Congress Blocks Bill to Restore Contraceptive Coverage in Wake of Hobby Lobby Case (16 July 2014) Abortion Clinic Protections Proposed in Massachusetts (14 July 2014) High School Sophomore … Continue reading

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Abortion Statistics

Guttmacher Institute “Women Who Have Abortions” Infographic, 2013 Sources (quoted from http://www.guttmacher.org/media/infographics/US-women-abortions2.html): By age 45 about half of American women will have an unintended pregnancy and nearly 1 in 3 will have an abortion. Sources: Henshaw SK, Unintended pregnancy in the United … Continue reading

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Kinds of Abortion (without pictures)

Abortion can be categorized in a number of ways, only some of which are useful to the normal sense of “abortion” at issue in current U.S. politics, culture and medicine. We are, of course, talking about human abortion and not … Continue reading

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