Human life is not too controversial

The rhetorical case for protecting the unborn has succeeded. The debate is over.  It would be, that is, had the Supreme Court not issued – in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s own words – a “difficult to justify,” “heavy-handed judicial intervention” in Roe v. Wade 40 years ago.  Today, nearly two-thirds of Americans support making abortion…

Gosnell and our inadequate public discourse on abortion

Tim Carney wrote yesterday that when Obama was a state senator, he “repeatedly voted against legislation requiring hospitals to care for babies born during abortions” because “[s]uch laws might somehow be used in the future to infringe on abortion’s legality.”  Carney argues that “Gosnell’s method for aborting babies wasn’t substantially different from a procedure Obama…

Can we agree that THIS is wrong?

This seems like a good way to ease back into blogging after a long absence.  Planned Parenthood of Delaware faces “allegations of unsafe and unsanitary conditions” as witnesses report a failure to wear gloves, use of unsterilized instruments, and unclean surfaces.  This April 9 story ran on ABC’s local Action News program in Philadelphia.  What…

Virginia’s “Foolish” Personhood Law? A look under the hood

Via LoOG regular Mr. Gregniak: Virginia’s House of Delegates has just passed a fetal personhood law. Virginia’s Foolish Personhood Law DOUG MATACONIS · SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012 · Virginia’s legislature was very busy last week. Not only did they pass a bill that will require every woman seeking an abortion to undergo an unnecessary and…

Say It Ain’t So, Joe

Biden in 2016. You’re freaking kidding me, right? Give me 3 points and I’ll take the spread on him being more ignorant than Michele Bachmann, favorite whipping girl of people who hate the GOP but must resort to flogging its worst instead of its best. The difference being that Rep. Bachmann is about to return…

Consistency Check: Torture, Abortion, & the Individual Mandate

It’s easy to take an indignant moral position on a single issue.  “Torture is wrong.”  “Abortion is wrong.”  “Coerced transactions are wrong.”  Such positions aren’t rare, and thus not particularly interesting.  What is rare, however, is the ability to demonstrate consistency in taking several unequivocal moral positions.  That is, those who take an unequivocal moral…