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Abortion, Left and Right

This recent “debate” over abortion and government regulations shows the insanity of both the “left” and the “right” in today’s society. The left consists of people who insist that a right to abortion includes the right to have it paid for — including by people who think it’s murder. The self-evident tyranny of such a […]

Questions About Abortion

Abortion Opponent: I don’t believe abortion is moral. The fetus is a conscious, sentient individual. It enjoys the inalienable right to life just as all human beings do. Abortion should be illegal – because it’s murder. Dr. Hurd: A fetus is a potential human individual; not an actual one. This is glaringly obvious in the […]

Abortion and the Death of Dr. George Tiller

Police have announced an arrest in yesterday’s murder of Wichita, Kansas, Dr. George Tiller. Apparently, the shooter is an anti-abortion Christian who approved of assassinating abortion doctors (sources: New York Times, Kansas City Star). If true, this is yet another act of religious terrorism in the United States. According to a 1995 article in the […]

Amendment 48 Smoke Screen

Kristi Burton tries to hide Amendment 48 behind a cloud of smoke in her September 19 Post opinion article. The measure would define a fertilized egg as a person in Colorado’s constitution. Burton’s claim that Amendment 48 “doesn’t change the constitution in any way” is dishonest. It would add a new section to the state […]

Amendment 48 Is Anti-Life: Morality and Abortion (Part 6 of 6)

Much of the popular opposition to abortion stems from a faulty analysis of the morality of abortion. Contrary to the critics of abortion, the termination of even a healthy pregnancy can be a morally responsible choice. Why do women get abortions? A 2005 article in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health published relevant polling results. […]

Amendment 48 Is Anti-Life: Why It Matters That a Fertilized Egg Is Not a Person (Part 1 of 6)

Amendment 48 seeks to define a fertilized egg as a person with full legal rights in Colorado’s constitution. If fully implemented, it would profoundly and adversely impact the lives of sexually-active couples, couples seeking children, pregnant women, doctors, and medical researchers, subjecting them to severe legal restrictions, police controls, protracted court battles, and criminal punishments. […]

Anti-Abortion “Pro-Life” Movement is Anti-Life

The recent ban on abortion in South Dakota is a victory for the “pro-life” movement–and thus, anti-abortionists claim, a victory for “the sanctity of human life.” But is it? The South Dakota law bans abortions in all cases except saving the life of the mother. Consider what this would mean for human life–not the “lives” […]

The Anti-Life Movement

The recent ban on abortion in South Dakota is a victory for the “pro-life” movement–and thus, anti-abortionists claim, a victory for “the sanctity of human life.” But is it? The South Dakota law bans abortions in all cases except saving the life of the mother. Consider what this would mean for human life–not the “lives” […]

Ban on “Partial-Birth” Abortion Violates Women’s Rights

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton of San Francisco was right to declare the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act–signed last year by President Bush–unconstitutional. Such a ban constitutes a grave threat to women’s health and a violation of their rights and should be struck down. When abortion was illegal in America, many women died or suffered serious […]

Partial Birth Abortion: Right For the Wrong Reasons

The Republican Senate–who still can’t get the votes together to pass further tax cuts, business deregulation or health care/retirement privatization–has managed to pass a ban on partial birth abortion. The abortion rights groups, correctly in my view, are leaping to defend the endangered right of a woman to have an abortion. However, note that they […]

Ban on “Partial-Birth” Abortion Would Be a Blow to Individual Rights

Given last week’s Senate vote, Congress will soon ask President Bush to sign a bill banning “partial-birth” abortions. Such a ban would constitute a grave threat to women’s health and a serious blow to individual rights. When abortion was illegal in America, many women died or suffered serious medical problems from either self induced or […]

Virginia’s Latest Threat to Reproductive Rights

Yes Virginia, at least for the moment, you have access to contraception. Virginia State Delegate Robert Marshall (R-13th) has ignited a firestorm on college campuses in the Old Dominion by advocating that the dispensing of emergency contraception, a.k.a. morning after pills, violated Virginia’s 24-hour waiting period for abortion services. Thankfully, the Virginia Attorney General’s Office […]

Bush’s Attack on Partial-Birth Abortions Is a Scheme to Outlaw all Abortions

In his State of the Union address, President Bush demanded an end to “the practice of partial-birth abortion.” Days earlier, he referred to it in emotional terms as “an abhorrent procedure that offends human dignity” and promised to sign legislation banning it. Employing similar language, the new senate majority leader, Bill Frist, also demanded a […]

Abortion and the Left: All the Rights But One

Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion case which overturned a Texas ban on the procedure. To commemorate that anniversary, the well-known abortion rights group NARAL hosted a public event that included the various declared Democratic candidates for president. To a man, each one […]

Abortion Rights are Pro-Life

Thirty years after Roe V. Wade, no one defends the right to abortion in fundamental, moral terms, which is why the pro-abortion rights forces are on the defensive. Abortion-rights advocates should not cede the terms “pro-life” and “right to life” to the anti-abortionists. It is a woman’s right to her life that gives her the […]

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