Abortion / Religion and Politics

Thoughts on being objectively pro-life, Susan G. Komen and the President’s actions

First, I am pro-life. Second, I do not believe that laws will ever give anyone the satisfactory answer to this. As a good Democrat, I believe that education and economics will lead to decreased abortions. Further, evidence bares that out. Also, the term ‘abortion’ has been so politicized, it is difficult to actually speak about anything that looks like the cessation of the life of the fetus. The idea that the removing of a mound of flesh which is only human at the DNA level is still considered a late-term abortion is nothing but a political move. Being pro-life doesn’t end

Abortion / Debate/Discussion

The Struggle of Changing Beliefs

One of the many scary consequences with reading books on ethics and theology is every now and then, you read something that forces you to reevaluate your current beliefs.  It’s scary in the sense that you don’t know the outcome of this reevaluation.   Sometimes, after you’ve had a chance to work through the issues, you’re beliefs stay the same.  But, you are more informed about your beliefs and any objections that may be raised concerning those beliefs.  Other times, this reevaluation causes you to completely change your beliefs in some way. I’m currently working my way through Kingdom

Abortion / Religion and Politics

Does Romney recognize pro-life politics?

Five Republican presidential candidates have signed a pledge to advance the anti-abortion movement if elected to the White House, but the current front runner for the 2012 GOP nomination — Mitt Romney — isn’t one of them. Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum each signed the pledge, sponsored by Susan B. Anthony List, vowing to nominate judges and appoint executive branch officials who are opposed to abortion. The pledge also commit signers to push legislation to end all taxpayer funding of abortion and to sign a law to “protect unborn children who are capable


Abortion, Billboards, and Free Speech

A New Mexico man’s decision to lash out with a billboard ad saying his ex-girlfriend had an abortion against his wishes has touched off a legal debate over free speech and privacy rights. The sign on Alamogordo’s main thoroughfare shows 35-year-old Greg Fultz holding the outline of an infant. The text reads, “This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!” Fultz’s ex-girlfriend has taken him to court for harassment and violation of privacy. A domestic court official has recommended the billboard be removed. But Fultz’s attorney


Steve Tyler, Walking this Way, Abortion and Jesus

Long before he won accolades as an American Idol judge, Steven Tyler was a bona-fide rock star, with all that that implied. In 1975, when he was in his late 20s and the lead singer for the band Aerosmith, Tyler persuaded the parents of his 14-year-old girlfriend, Julia Holcomb, to make him her legal guardian so that they could live together in Boston. Steve Tyler was haunted for years by the abortion his girlfriend underwent when he was in his late 20s. When Miss Holcomb and Tyler conceived a child, his longtime friend Ray Tabano convinced Tyler that abortion


Have an Abortion, better than giving birth

I want to say bad things about the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and any British doctor who would take this advice. Doctors and nurses in Britain are being advised to tell their patients that having an abortion is safer than having the baby, The Telegraph reports. The draft guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is for all doctors, nurses and counselors advising women who are thinking about terminating their pregnancy. Its first recommendation on “what women need to know” instructs health professionals: “Women should be advised that abortion is generally safer than continuing a


Say, you wanna go abortion doctor huntin’? Come to South Dakota

I kid you not – the Republicans in the South Dakota House have introduced a bill allowing for justifiable homicide for those who harm the unborn: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide for the protection of certain unborn children. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA: Section 1. That § 22-16-34 be amended to read as follows: 22-16-34. Homicide is justifiable if committed by any person while resisting any attempt to murder such person, or to harm the unborn child of such person in a manner and to a