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TAC Bookshelf: Remembering the Black Pro-Life Movement | The American Conservative
Hoye’s story is told in Black and Pro-Life in America: The Incarceration and Exoneration of Walter B. Hoye II, written by Robert W. Artigo and released by a Catholic publisher. A quick search of prominent media shows why that latter one is the case: neither Hoye nor the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, of which he is a member, receive much mainstream media coverage. Neither The Washington Post nor The New York Times nor CNN, among others, reported Hoye’s tale. One will find little if any left-leaning media acknowledgment that there is a black pro-life movement in America, one that includes Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Abortion  Blacks  americanconservative  Books 
5 days ago by HispanicPundit
The Pro-Life Case Against Abortion (Lila Rose Full Interview) - YouTube
The president of Live Action makes one of the strongest cases I've seen publically against abortion. Dave Rubin had a hard time responding.
Abortion  RubinReport  youtube 
may 2019 by HispanicPundit
Marriage; An Addendum - YouTube
On how abortion and reproductive rights really help males.
Abortion  culture  video  youtube  Marriage  crime  contraceptions 
march 2019 by HispanicPundit
What the push for legal-until-birth abortion tells us about the abortion debate - The Washington Post
Consider a hypothetical: You are whisked away to a fairy kingdom that is full of magical wonders but forbids either abortion or adoption. Upon protesting to the ruler about this state of affairs, you are offered two choices for a new law you must pass: (1) Women may end pregnancies at any time, but if they do, the fetus will be magically transported to an artificial womb, where it will gestate for nine months, and then be returned to the mother’s care for the next 18 years, or (2) Women cannot terminate their pregnancies, but upon delivering the baby, they can opt to take no further responsibility for the child.
Abortion  McArdle 
february 2019 by HispanicPundit
He Threw It All Away | Robert P. George | First Things
Then something happened: Abortion. It became something it had never been before, namely, a contentious issue in American culture and politics. Neuhaus opposed abortion for the same reasons he had fought for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. At the root of his thinking was the conviction that human beings, as creatures fashioned in the image and likeness of God, possess a profound, inherent, and equal dignity. This dignity must be respected by all and protected by law. That, so far as Neuhaus was concerned, was not only a biblical mandate but also the bedrock principle of the American constitutional order. Respect for the dignity of human beings meant, among other things, not subjecting them to a system of racial oppression; not wasting their lives in futile wars; not slaughtering them in the womb.
Abortion  FirstThings 
january 2019 by HispanicPundit
Medical Conscience & Abortion -- Forcing Doctors to Perform Abortions | National Review
The medical and bioethics establishments and the international abortion lobby want to drive pro-life and Hippocratic Oath–believing doctors, midwives, and nurses out of medicine. One authoritarian tactic is to obliterate “medical conscience,” e.g., the civil right to refuse participation in legal medical procedures to which one has a religious or moral objection.
religiousFreedom  Abortion  Smith 
august 2018 by HispanicPundit
Science Is Getting Us Closer to the End of Infertility
We are now on the brink of another revolution in reproduction, one that could make IVF look quaint. Through an emerging technology called in vitro gametogenesis (or IVG), scientists are learning how to convert adult human cells—taken perhaps from the inside of a cheek or from a piece of skin on the arm—into artificial gametes, lab-made eggs and sperm, that could be combined to create an embryo and then be implanted in a womb. For the infertile or people having trouble conceiving, it would be a huge breakthrough. Even adults with no sperm or eggs could conceivably become biological parents.

In the future, new kinds of families might become possible: a child could have a single biological parent because an individual could theoretically make both their own eggs and sperm; a same-sex couple could have a child who is biologically related to both of them; or a grieving widow might use fresh hair follicles from a dead spouse’s brush to have a child her late husband didn’t live to see.
technology  evolution  Sex  feminists  Abortion  wired 
april 2018 by HispanicPundit
Back Alley Regulation, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
In the topsy-turvy world of political debate, however, the target is what matters.  "You want to put women in jail" is widely seen as a "pro-choice" claim, and "We don't - and never did!" is widely seen as a "pro-life rebuttal."  Severity of punishment?  Probability of punishment?  These variables are too dull to discuss - even though strict punishment of doctors can easily be just as prohibitive as strict punishment of mothers.  (Indeed, strict punishment of doctors is probably more prohibitive than strict punishment of mothers, because one doctor is capable of performing thousands of abortions).
Abortion  economics  Caplan 
april 2018 by HispanicPundit
What (almost) nobody wants to know about sex
The great human drama of returning a human life in one's image, from the union of a man and a woman, is rightly sanctified and celebrated in virtually all cultures by the rite of marriage.  It is a rite that recognizes that children are not accidents and have a natural right to live and share the life of the family and the society they enter.  Such a basic fact of human life demands acceptance of possible parenthood by every member of society past the age of puberty.
Marriage  Abortion  culture  child  AmericanThinker 
december 2017 by HispanicPundit
The Power of Abortion Policy - Marginal REVOLUTION
I provide new evidence on the relative “powers” of contraception and abortion policy in effecting the dramatic social transformations of the 1960s and 1970s. Trends in sexual behavior suggest that young women’s increased access to the birth control pill fueled the sexual revolution, but neither these trends nor difference-in-difference estimates support the view that this also led to substantial changes in family formation. Rather, the estimates robustly suggest that it was liberalized access to abortion that allowed large numbers of women to delay marriage and motherhood.
Abortion  contraceptions  culture  Marriage  Cowen 
december 2017 by HispanicPundit
The peculiar institution - The Atlantic
Most traditional feminists would say that being pro-life is an automatic disqualifier for calling yourself a feminist. I find this argument dramatically uncompelling. Fetal personhood is a quasi-empirical value judgement that should not be made for instrumental reasons--we can't decide that six year old children aren't persons simply because this would possibly make it easier to advance female equality.

What Fogel brings to mind is that the argument about the personhood of slaves was a similar sort of instrumental argument. Recognizing their personhood would in fact have destroyed a highly functioning economic system; therefore, many people advanced the argument that slaves couldn't be persons. This is rubbish.
Slavery  Abortion  Fogel  McArdle  Books 
december 2017 by HispanicPundit
Blog: The next evolution in personhood
So what comes next in defining what it means to be human and a person?  Individualism certainly hasn't been a stellar success, as it's led to a great deal of narcissism, or what might be called selfism, an unintended consequence of the Enlightenment and the triumph of the self over any kind of authority other than oneself.  Two outstanding analyses of this phenomenon brought on by modernity can be found in Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism, American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations and The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in an Age of Entitlement by Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell.
Abortion  culture  progressive  AmericanThinker 
august 2017 by HispanicPundit
The real story behind those Planned Parenthood videos - CNNPolitics.com
Since selling fetal tissue samples is illegal, Planned Parenthood has been quick to label the transactions as reimbursement costs and that they were made only at a tiny fraction of the organization's 700 clinics and affiliates. Planned Parenthood executives continue to claim the videos are heavily edited, taken out of context and deceptive.
But last week Planned Parenthood announced it would no longer accept any reimbursement costs at any of its clinics for the transfer of fetal tissue-samples. In a letter to the National Institutes of Health, Planned Parenthood's president defended her organization and insisted all transactions in the past were legal. But says the new change in policy was being taken "...in order to take away any basis for attacking Planned Parenthood to advance an anti-abortion political agenda."
abortion  CNN 
march 2017 by HispanicPundit
Nudge and Abortion Followup, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
My response to Leigh: I didn't bring up the regret of the childless to show that women regret abortions. The two claims are indeed quite different. I brought up the regret of the childless to rebut the objection that people's ex post assessment of their childbearing outcomes simply reflects status quo bias. There really is an asymmetry: Buyer's remorse is rare, non-buyer's remorse is common. In any case, I can easily streamline my preference premise. Key claim: Women who want abortions often expect having the child to be a disaster, even though women who carry unwanted pregnancies to term very rarely see it that way. This big divergence between ex ante assumption and ex post experience is a golden opportunity for nudging to ultimately make people better off in their own eyes.
thaler  caplan  abortion  sidebar  paternalism 
august 2013 by HispanicPundit
Nudge and Abortion, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
Armed with these facts, an old-fashioned hard paternalist would simply ban most abortions: "You'll thank us later." What about the libertarian paternalist? He'd want to achieve the same result - discouraging abortion - with subtler means. Instead of prohibiting abortion he'd want to nudge pregnant women into carrying their fetuses to term. Some candidate nudges:
thaler  caplan  abortion  sidebar  paternalism 
august 2013 by HispanicPundit
But with the advent of the kind of test Weiss took, which first hit the market in October 2011, there’s an option that’s about as accurate as amnio and CVS but as low-risk as a blood draw. Known as cell-free fetal DNA testing, it’s now offered by Sequenom, Verinata, and Ariosa Diagnostics. The new test is expected to upend how prenatal screening and diagnosis are done—as well as create a financial windfall for the labs that perform it. (Market research firm Frost & Sullivan estimates that revenue in the prenatal testing industry will grow to $1.6 billion by 2017, up from $1.3 billion in 2010.) For the most part, the tests offered by these companies check for only three of the most common chromosomal disorders, but that’s just the beginning. They presage a future when we can easily scan for a range of genetic defects, from the truly devastating to the not-so-serious, allowing parents and doctors to look past a baby’s organs, beyond its cells, and down into its very DNA.
abortion  wired  sidebar  moralissues  parenting 
february 2013 by HispanicPundit
Did Legalizing Abortion Cause Single Motherhood to Spike? - The Daily Beast
The best answer to the question I just asked is that pro-life views do not, by themselves, drive single motherhood, but that they can exacerbate it if other conditions change. But then it seems worthwhile to look at the conditions that actually changed, rather than putting all our focus on the things that didn't. Which is to say: liberal sexual mores, and legal abortion. You can argue that in light of legal abortion, people who think that abortion is wrong will be forced to endorse single motherhood; even if it's worse than not becoming a single mother, it's better than abortion. The authors do argue this. They make a convincing case.
mcardle  abortion  sidebar  culture 
january 2013 by HispanicPundit
Aborting the contraception policy follies
2. More broadly, it makes little sense for "insurance" to cover small, predictable expenditures. No one does this with their car insurance. The reason they do it with health insurance is because of the tax favoring mentioned above, which overcomes the lost output due to the administrative overhead associated with the insurance system. We should be trying to move away from this equilibrium, not swimming further out into the seething ocean of bad policy design.
sidebar  jeffsmith  abortion  fundamentals  healthcare  contraceptions  catholic 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
Catholics, Conscience and Contraception - NYTimes.com
...here I find Drum’s overall perspective simply appalling. The idea that the state should only “tread carefully” on issues of liberty, conscience and freedom of religion in areas where polling data shows significant support for the position or community in question is a recipe for majoritarian tyranny and government overreach. The logic that he’s applying to orthodox Catholics could be applied just as easily to the Amish, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Orthodox Jews, and a host of other groups that don’t have the kind of institutional resources that Roman Catholicism can muster in its own defense. Yes, sometimes state interests are compelling enough to trump religious liberties, and defenders of this mandate have every right to make that case. But the argument that the state’s interests can trump religious liberties so long as the group of people being asked to violate their consciences is small enough is not an argument at all. It’s just a raw appeal to power.
sidebar  douthat  drum  abortion  freedom  religion  moralissues  catholic 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
Liberals and Catholic Hospitals - NYTimes.com
Drum asks us to envision a Muslim-run hospital that required its employees to bind themselves to Shariah law. But the analogy is hopelessly flawed, because the typical Catholic hospital doesn’t require its employees to follow Catholic doctrine in their personal lives — on sexual matters or anything else. The Church isn’t asking for the right to fire an employee for missing Mass on Sunday or for coveting his neighbor’s wife. It just doesn’t want its institutions to be legally required to pay for acts that it considers immoral, as the price of running hospitals at all. (Or to pay for them directly, since obviously an employee could use their paycheck to buy any produce or service they so chose.) This isn’t the equivalent of a hypothetical Muslim hospital demanding, say, that all its employees permanently abstain from pork and alcohol and premarital sex. It’s the equivalent of a hypothetical Muslim hospital declining to stock Playboy in its gift shop, or serve pork and alcohol in its cafe
sidebar  douthat  dreher  mcardle  drum  moralissues  abortion  charity  catholic 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
Government and Its Rivals - NYTimes.com
Ponder that for a moment. In effect, the Department of Health and Human Services is telling religious groups that if they don’t want to pay for practices they consider immoral, they should stick to serving their own co-religionists rather than the wider public. Sectarian self-segregation is O.K., but good Samaritanism is not. The rule suggests a preposterous scenario in which a Catholic hospital avoids paying for sterilizations and the morning-after pill by closing its doors to atheists and Muslims, and hanging out a sign saying “no Protestants need apply.”
sidebar  douthat  abortion  moralissues  ObamaCare  charity  catholic  religion 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
Should the Church Have to Dispense Birth Control? - Megan McArdle - National - The Atlantic
I've seen several versions of Kevin's complaint on the interwebs, and everyone makes it seems to assume that we're doing the Catholic Church a big old favor by allowing them to provide health care and other social services to a needy public.  Why, we're really coddling them, and it's about time they started acting a little grateful for everything we've done for them!
These people seem to be living in an alternate universe that I don't have access to, where there's a positive glut of secular organizations who are just dying to provide top-notch care for the sick, the poor, and the dispossessed.

In the universe where I live, some of the best charity care is provided by religious groups--in part because they have extremely strong fundraising capabilities, in part because they often have access to an extremely deep and motivated pool of volunteers, and in part because they are often able to generate significant returns to scale and longevity. And of course, the comparative discretion and
sidebar  mcardle  drum  abortion  moralissues  catholic  charity 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
Moral Matters at Steven Landsburg | The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics, and Physics
Namely: The argument is made that zygotes/embryoes/fetuses, even at a very early stage, have the full moral status of human beings. Yet if that were true, surely we’d want to divert a substantial portion of the medical research budget away from relatively minor scourges like, say, cancer, to the spontaneous abortions that take the lives of something like 30% of these full-fledged humans. In a typical year, there are about 8 million cancer deaths worldwide; the number of early-stage spontaneous abortions must be at least twice that.
abortion  philosophy  landsburg  sidebar 
september 2011 by HispanicPundit
Abortion: Would We Change Our Minds if We Only Knew ...? - Megan McArdle - National - The Atlantic
And yet maybe they're right that seeing is believing. I suspect that if we ever do resolve the debate, it will be sonograms and social change, and not slogans, that mark the decisive turn.
abortion  Ta-Nehisi  mcardle  sidebar 
february 2011 by HispanicPundit
The Unborn Paradox - NYTimes.com
This is the paradox of America’s unborn. No life is so desperately sought after, so hungrily desired, so carefully nurtured. And yet no life is so legally unprotected, and so frequently destroyed.
abortion  adoption  douthat  sidebar 
january 2011 by HispanicPundit
Abortion, Adoption, Supply and Demand - Megan McArdle - National - The Atlantic
At the point where international adoptions have increased to a quarter of all adoptions, and kids with special health needs make up a substantial fraction of the children adopted (ranging from 30 percent of international adoptions, to 55 percent of adoptions from foster care), I think we can say that the demand side has been taken care of. And as far as I know, pro-lifers are doing what they can on the supply side--in terms of building institutions that help women carry a pregnancy to term. I find it far-fetched that women are having abortions because no one is willing to help them give the baby up for adoption--there are lots of people and agencies that will not only help them, but pay a substantial portion of their expenses until they deliver. They're having abortions because pregnancy is physically uncomfortable, and there's still a social stigma on women who carry a baby to term in order to give it away.
abortion  adoption  douthat  sullivan  mcardle  sidebar 
january 2011 by HispanicPundit
Inductivist: Ways to reduce abortion
"This study shows that policies short of prohibition of abortion can lower rates. In a state-level analysis, the author found that parental involvement laws, regulation of abortion providers, and Medicaid funding restrictions in particular reduce abortion levels. "
abortion  inductivist  sidebar 
december 2010 by HispanicPundit
On Will Saletan's Abortion Compromise - NYTimes.com
"The problem with the abortion debate in America isn’t that the anti-abortion side won’t ever consider making compromises or taking half a loaf. It’s that the structure of constitutional law is tilted so egregiously toward abortion-on-demand that any plausible compromise is a non-starter. I appreciate Saletan’s willingness to contemplate the idea of some legal restrictions on abortion. In a different, better world, it would represent a real step toward meaningful political discussion. But so long as five Supreme Court justices think that there’s an absolute constitutional right to a second trimester abortion, he’s writing checks that American politics can’t cash."
abortion  slate  douthat  sidebar 
november 2010 by HispanicPundit
What We Should Feel and What We Should Not Sell - Business - The Atlantic
Many abortion rights advocate that you should have the right to kill your fetus but not sell it. How to settle this contradictory belief.
abortion  moralissues  wilkinson  sidebar 
june 2010 by HispanicPundit
Matthew Yglesias » Was Susan B Anthony Anti-Abortion?
“Generally the works ascribed to Anthony come from a newspaper she owned following the Civil War,” explains Kay Steiger, “but the article in question was simply signed by “A.” and there’s no historic evidence to suggest that Anthony was the author or that she ever used such a signature.” Ann Gordon and Lynn Sherr, two historians who’ve research Anthony’s life and writings extensively, say Anthony appears to have left no evidence of ever having thought about this question. Now she may or may not have formed some kind of private opinion, but evidently she didn’t see it as important one way or the other.
abortion  history  yglesias  sidebar 
may 2010 by HispanicPundit
Op-Ed Columnist - Divorce and Abortion - Red States and Blue States - NYTimes.com
"Liberals sometimes argue that their preferred approach to family life reduces the need for abortion. In reality, it may depend on abortion to succeed. The teen pregnancy rate in blue Connecticut, for instance, is roughly identical to the teen pregnancy rate in red Montana. But in Connecticut, those pregnancies are half as likely to be carried to term. Over all, the abortion rate is twice as high in New York as in Texas and three times as high in Massachusetts as in Utah. "
liberalism  abortion  marriage  culture  republicans  democrats  douthat  sidebar 
may 2010 by HispanicPundit
Matthew Yglesias » Abortion Views Getting More Partisan
"There are presumably two reinforces dynamics at work here. One is that people with strong views on abortion are tended to align themselves with the right party. And the other is that people with shallow convictions on abortion are aligning their views to conform with their co-partisans and the politicians they like."
abortion  polls  yglesias  sidebar 
march 2010 by HispanicPundit
Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and the Division of Labor, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"In response to these preferences and technological progress, the market splits apart three jobs joined together throughout history. The egg comes from a young woman with great genes, the womb from a woman who doesn't much mind being pregnant, and the mothering from a woman who wants a baby. From an economic point of view, it's Adam Smith's pin factory all over again. To some, it's repugnant. To me, it's not merely logical, but life-affirming."
abortion  parenting  moralissues  caplan  sidebar 
december 2009 by HispanicPundit
The Politics of Pregnancy Counseling - Ross Douthat Blog - NYTimes.com
"Again, I can see why the pro-choice side dislikes crisis pregnancy centers, and especially dislikes the idea of public dollars being funneled their way. But if we don’t want to fund ideologically charged organizations that cut ethical corners in the counseling they provide to pregnant women, there’s a case to be made for taking a look at Planned Parenthood’s millions as well."
abortion  douthat  sidebar 
december 2009 by HispanicPundit
Inductivist: Abortion is for the educated
"If we look at women with 20 years of education (the highest category in the GSS data) the number in favor of abortion for any reason rises to 70 percent (data not shown). Among these women, it's the norm. Abortion is for the educated. "
abortion  inductivist  sidebar 
november 2009 by HispanicPundit
Will Abortions Be Crowded Out? - Megan McArdle
From a pro-life perspective, ObamaCare might be a good thing.
abortion  ObamaCare  mcardle  sidebar 
september 2009 by HispanicPundit
Anti-abortion Protester Shot and Killed - Megan McArdle
An anti-abortion protestor was targeted because of his protests...where is the outrage on the left?
abortion  liberalism  mcardle  sidebar 
september 2009 by HispanicPundit
Op-Ed Columnist - A Different Kind of Liberal - NYTimes.com
Douthat on Ted Kennedy's also recently deceased sister - a pro-life liberal.
liberals  Catholic  abortion  NewYorkTimes  douthat  sidebar 
august 2009 by HispanicPundit
Inductivist - Killing the smart babies
"Killing the smart babies: Here are four sources that were listed by me and a reader named Joe over at Secular Right that suggest that abortion is dysgenic"
abortion  SecularRight  inductivist  sidebar 
june 2009 by HispanicPundit
Secular Right » Abortion, the forgotten years….
Nixon as the typical moderate protestant of his time on abortion.
abortion  history  catholic  christians  SecularRight  sidebar 
june 2009 by HispanicPundit
Op-Ed Columnist - Not All Abortions Are Equal - NYTimes.com
"The same is true of the more than 100,000 abortions that are performed after the first trimester: Very few involve medical complications of any kind. Even the now-outlawed “partial-birth” procedure, which abortion-rights supporters initially argued was only employed in the direst of dire situations, turned out to be used primarily for purely elective abortions."
abortion  douthat  NewYorkTimes  sidebar 
june 2009 by HispanicPundit
One More Post on Abortion - Megan McArdle
On how the pro-life community has no reasonable political recourse.
abortion  SupremeCourt  judicial-activism  mcardle  sidebar 
june 2009 by HispanicPundit
On Political Access - Megan McArdle
"If the Supreme Court had found that fetuses were full persons, and therefore subject to the full protection of homicide laws, etc, and the balance on the court were such that no conservative justice would retire unless guaranteed replacement by an equally vehemently pro-life justice, would pro-choicers think that they had legitimate access to the political process because they could, in theory, persuade 38 state legislatures and a congressional supermajority to pass an amendment?"
abortion  judicial-activism  SupremeCourt  mcardle  sidebar 
june 2009 by HispanicPundit
A Really Long Post About Abortion and Reasoning By Historical Analogy That is Going to Make Virtually All of My Readers Very Angry At Me - Megan McArdle
The analogy to slavery is apt - and why making pro-lifers less able to create change through the political process is likely to make things worse.
abortion  slavery  mcardle  sidebar 
june 2009 by HispanicPundit
My Tax Dollars At Work - Ross Douthat
Why pro-lifers are against planned parenthood - their overwhelming abortion business.
abortion  douthat  sidebar 
december 2008 by HispanicPundit
Litmus Tests - Ross Douthat
There is no litmus test in the Republican party by pro-lifers.
abortion  douthat  sidebar 
december 2008 by HispanicPundit
The Kids Are (Comparatively) Pro-Life - Ross Douthat
"teens and twentysomethings are no less pro-life than their elders, even though they're more socially liberal most other fronts. " and more importantly, WHY.
abortion  liberalism  gay-marriage  culture  teens  douthat  sidebar 
december 2008 by HispanicPundit
Abortion and the Art of the Possible - Ross Douthat
"I think most serious pro-lifers would welcome a legal compromise that moves the ball some distance toward a regime that's consistent with their view on feticide, even if the result is philosophically muddled (it's not as if the Roe-Casey regime is a model of philosophical rigor in the first place), and doesn't deliver full protection to the unborn."
abortion  douthat  sidebar 
november 2008 by HispanicPundit
Souls On Ice - Ross Douthat
Obama can't placate the anti-stem cell research crowd.
abortion  obama  douthat  sidebar 
november 2008 by HispanicPundit
Losing the Youth Vote - Ross Douthat
On almost every issue except privatizing social security and abortion, the young are more liberal.
liberalism  social-security  abortion  politics  mankiw  douthat  sidebar 
november 2008 by HispanicPundit
RealClearPolitics - Articles - Obama's Abortion Extremism
Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress.
obama  campaign2008  abortion  george  sidebar 
october 2008 by HispanicPundit
Ross Douthat (September 08, 2008) - Abortion and the Two-Parent Family (III)
"This theory holds that abortion has reduced out-of-wedlock births (to teenage mothers, at least), but over generations rather than immediately, by culling away children conceived by unwed mothers who would otherwise have been statistically likely to grow up to be unwed parents themselves."
abortion  douthat 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Why Parties Won't Deliver, Arnold Kling: Library of Economics and Liberty
Do Republicans really want to remove Roe Vs. Wade? Do Democrats really want universal healthcare? Do Republicans really favor vouchers? A discussion.
abortion  republicans  cowen  Kling  sidebar 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (August 19, 2008) - It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a person!
Personhood, its cultural and historical changes, and the religious and pro-choicers place in it.
abortion  philosophy  McArdle  sidebar 
august 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (August 18, 2008) - The voice of God
" Since observationally, almost none of them seem to think so when the religious person in question agrees with them, this seems like just another disingenuous way to attempt to shut down debate."
religion  constitution  politics  abortion  death-penalty  philosophy  christian  McArdle 
august 2008 by HispanicPundit
Ross Douthat (August 13, 2008) - No Party For Pro-Lifers
"The Democratic Party's rigidly pro-choice stance is one of the more unyielding positions in contemporary American politics, and at least for the foreseeable future, pro-lifers who vote Democratic will always be casting votes that cut against their convictions on abortion, rather than with them."
democrats  abortion  douthat  sidebar 
august 2008 by HispanicPundit
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