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Why is it Always Men Advancing the Pro-Life Position?

Today is Blog for Choice Day, the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s decision that made abortion legal in the U.S. Let’s ask why it seems to always be men advancing the pro-choice position. Does it seem too convenient that the group that’s not directly inconvenienced by pregnancy is the one pushing it? [Read more...]

16 Arguments Against Abortion, with Rebuttals

What do Christians say to my arguments? Here are 16 responses to my pro-choice position, with my rebuttals (part 1 of 2). [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Say About Abortion? Not Much.

God has no problem killing men, women, and children, so what’s the big deal? There’s no prohibition against abortion in the Bible. And that “thou shalt not murder” thing? It’s not even in the Ten Commandments. [Read more...]

What’s Wrong with the Pro-Life Position?

If pregnancy wasn’t that big a deal, we could just let the pro-life movement have their way. But it is a big deal. “Just put the baby up for adoption” doesn’t work, and the woman who takes an unplanned child to term is changed forever. She needs the chance to opt out. [Read more...]

Five Emotional Pro-Choice Arguments

Pro-life advocates claim that a single cell and a newborn are both “babies.” Let’s test that claim with five pro-choice arguments that appeal to the emotional or intuitive side of the brain rather than the intellectual. [Read more...]

A Defense of Abortion Rights: the Spectrum Argument

“Abortion means the death of a baby!” That’s true only if you say that a newborn baby is no different than the single cell that it came from. But this denies a spectrum of personhood that we all acknowledge. [Read more...]

Weak Argument for Abstinence

Texas governor Rick Perry was recently interviewed by the Texas Tribune (3:00 video), and he was asked about the value of abstinence-only sex education.  The interviewer said that Texas has the third-highest teen pregnancy rate in the country. Perry’s response: “Abstinence works.” Let’s make a distinction between abstinence (that is, actually abstaining from sex) and [Read More...]


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