Category Archives: Contraception and abortion

What the anti-sexers have done to us

It’s bad enough that they’ve created a state of moral paranoia about sex, it’s bad enough that they’ve infiltrated the pharmaceutical profession, it’s bad enough that they’ve turned women’s clinics into battle zones, but what the anti-sexers have done to … Continue reading

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An immodest proposal

After I heard news of the outrage over Planned Parenthood’s appeal for donations to restore its hurricane-ravaged facilities and help women in need in the wasteland created by Katrina, I’ve come to a simple conclusion: We need to reframe the … Continue reading

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Evolution versus Intelligent Design

Over on Cognitive Daily, we’re hosting Tangled Bank, a collection of blog posts about science. However, we were uncomfortable posting some of the submissions on what’s supposed to be an objective site, so rather arbitrarily, we decided to move those … Continue reading

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Should we give up on Roe v. Wade?

Benjamin Wittes argues in this month’s Atlantic (sorry, subscription only, but worth the price) that it’s time to give up on the Roe v. Wade decision. Since Wittes is a pro-lifer, this might come as a bit of a shock. … Continue reading

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“I had an abortion”

Interesting article in Bitch Magazine about the “I had an abortion” T-shirt. Apparently the idea of the shirt is to show people (pro-lifers? fence-sitters?) how many different types of women have had abortions. The article points out that the shirt … Continue reading

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Okay, I’m a dope

I finally had a chance to read this article, the one I quoted and linked to last Thursday. This is a good example of why we should all read the entire article we quote, not just the brief snippet we … Continue reading

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What is a woman worth (part 2)?

On Thursday, I speculated about what would happen if we knew for certain that abortions were not immoral acts. Turns out, it would be pretty difficult to argue against abortion in that case, as long as it’s what the prospective … Continue reading

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What is a woman worth?

Yesterday I wrote about the hypothetical moral question of what my position on abortion would be if a pregnancy could be terminated without harming the mother. Today I’d like to pose a hypothetical question of my own: What if God … Continue reading

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What is a fetus worth?

Alas, A Blog cites an article that suggests that pro-choicers are neglecting the value of the fetus in their discussions of abortion rights. From the article: Imagine a world in which it was possible to remove fetuses prior to viability … Continue reading

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Graphic Protesters

Last Friday at the entrance to the mall, there were two sets of protesters. This was on the street, mind you, where traffic was just turning in to the immense parking lot. On the first corner were the animal rights … Continue reading

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When does life begin?

I took an automated “poll” yesterday, in which the computer asked me several questions on the hot political issues of the day. I suspect the computer had a conservative bias, because the questions were more than a little misleading: “Do … Continue reading

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Why I’ll never be an abortion activist

The fallout from last weekend’s March for Women’s Lives has hit Charlotte hot and heavy. First there were the letters to the editor, asking why the Charlotte Observer didn’t print pictures of aborted fetuses instead of covering the march on … Continue reading

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