Posts Tagged ‘ Abortion ’

Coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization

March 5, 2009 | 28 comments
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The US Senate just voted down an amendment that would prevent federal funds given to the United Nations Population Fund programs that support or promote coerced abortion (read China) or involuntary sterilization (still China, I think). Read more »

Expected Value of A Fetus

February 2, 2009 | 39 comments
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A thoughtful reader asked me if there were any economic tools that could be brought to bear in valuing a fetus.  Of course there are!  And in fewer than a 1000 words, no less! Read more »

United States to Fund Abortions Abroad

January 26, 2009 | 119 comments
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By executive order, President Obama has authorized government funding of abortions overseas (funding abortions in the United States is still illegal thanks to the Hyde Amendment). He described this taxpayer funding of abortion as a non-partisan measure that will move us beyond the stale, tired abortion debates of the past. Read more »

Abortion, Obama: Extreme Deeds, Meaningless Words

November 4, 2008 | 51 comments
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People who want to vote for Obama labor mightily to get around his extreme pro-choice/pro-abortion record. Read more »

Abortion, Obama

November 4, 2008 | 137 comments
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Barack Obama is the most pro-choice/pro-abortion candidate to ever run for President in any major party. Read more »

Coase on Abortion

January 23, 2008 | 27 comments
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Estimates suggest that, on average, Americans behave as if they value a year of their life at, more or less, $100,000. This would put an average American life at a “revealed preferred” value of somewhere around $7 million. Read more »

Your Help on When Life Begins

July 8, 2006 | 64 comments
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I need your help on when the Church thinks life begins. Read more »

Infertility

January 17, 2006 | 10 comments
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Infertility is a huge topic, as large in its own way as the topic of birth control. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to do it justice. I fully recognize that this can be an extremely sensitive issue for couples for many reasons. I absolutely do not judge any patients for making choices in dealing with infertility that I would not recommend professionally. I also fully celebrate the life of all children of God, regardless of how they were conceived. With this background in place, I wish simply to make three points. Read more »

Postfertilization effects of birth control methods

January 17, 2006 | 6 comments
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In considering options of which birth control method to use, couples have a variety of factors that they may consider. Read more »

Embryonic stem cell research

January 17, 2006 | 24 comments
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The issue of embryonic stem cells has been discussed in this forum before, here, here and here. Ongoing current events, however, make this issue salient for another examination. Read more »

You were a blue light special at K-Mart

December 16, 2004 | 44 comments
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Well . . . not you. Not me either. I’m thinking of Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes fame. And he’s just a fictional character, or at least he used to be. Read more »

Stem Cells, part 1

December 7, 2004 | 294 comments
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Until recently I had the good fortune to be a member of Matt Evans’ Elder’s Quorum class. Matt asked me a question once that I couldn’t answer, and still can’t. I’m hoping T&S can help (and I hope Matt doesn’t mind!) Read more »

New Report on Abortion Deaths

September 2, 2004 | 20 comments
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A new report finds that 70,000 women per year die in unsafe abortions. It looks to me like that is a data point that should be easy for both sides to spin. For pro-life advocates, it is further proof of the harm caused by abortion. And for pro-choice advocates, it is further proof that women need better access to safe abortion services. Read more »

National Abortion Federation v. Ashcroft and the Strange Career of Partial-Birth Abortion Bans

August 28, 2004 | 71 comments
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By now, most everyone has probably seen the district court decision invalidating the partial-birth abortion ban. It’s no surprise that the judge in that case invalidated the law. The law did not include an exception for cases where the health of the mother was threatened, and was thus (under pretty clear Supreme Court precedent) unconstitutional. There has been some interesting internet commentary about the propriety of the decision. Rob Vischer at the Mirror of Justice comments on Judge Casey’s role, as a Catholic judge, in the case. Vischer suggests that Judge Casey’s findings of fact may be helpful for... Read more »

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