The Ultimate Pro-Life Status Symbol: A ‘Snowflake Child’

When you take an extreme position to its logical conclusion, very strange things can happen. Nowhere is this more evident than on the extreme end of the pro-life movement. We start with a premise: A fertilized egg is fundamentally equal to an infant. If you accept this premise fully, truly without reservations or cognitive dissonance, [Read More...]

Focus on the Family is Giving Up on Reaching Out to Millennials

In July of 2011, the new head of Focus on the Family, Jim Daly, caused a bit of a stir in the evangelical Christian world when he answered a question about gay marriage in an interview this way: [Question] We’re winning the younger generation on abortion, at least in theory. What about same-sex marriage? [Answer] [Read More...]

Victoria Jackson Is A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Human Being

Dear Seven-year-old Me, Don’t get older.  Because the people you thought were cool also get older and, invariably, crazier. Walker, Texas Ranger hates gay people. Mike Seaver hates science (and also gay people). And Victoria Jackson is not only certifiably insane but the worst kind of vicious.  You will never ride in a car with her [Read More...]

Why Are Religious Conservatives So Bad When It Comes to Discussing Abortion?

When it comes to the 100% pro-life position regarding rape/incest exceptions, here’s an argument against allowing them that I can understand: If the product of conception between two humans is a human, and if human life — including inchoate human life — is deserving of protection, then the manner of a baby’s conception is irrelevant [Read More...]

U.K. Group: Marriage Equality Means More Abortions

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, an anti-abortion group based in the U.K., says legalizing marriage equality will lead to a rise in the abortion rate. Say what? In light of the recent push for marriage equality in the U.K., SPUC has been circulating the flyer above. Among other outrageous (and unfortunately common) [Read More...]


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