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Abortion as a Blessing, Grace, or Gift—Changing the Conversation about Reproductive Rights and Moral Values

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How can we reclaim the moral high ground in the debate about abortion as a part of thoughtful, wise loving and living? Most Americans think of childbearing as a deeply personal or even sacred decision. So do most reproductive rights … Continue reading

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The Difference Between a Dying Fetus and a Dying Woman

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A young Indian man in Ireland went public about the death of his wife, Savita Halappanavar, and week later her name, picture and tragic story were known by millions. Now the husband, Praveen, has launched a fight to ensure that … Continue reading

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When God was Pro-Choice and Why He Changed His Mind

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In the autumn of 1978 the Washington Association of Churches and the Washington State Catholic Conference jointly published a six page pamphlet they called, “Abortion: An Ecumenical Study Document.” Their work offers a fascinating snapshot of Christian thinking at the … Continue reading

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What the Right Gets Right about Abortion and the Left Doesn’t Get

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The most determined abortion opponents will say or do almost anything in the service of their cause: Distortion, deception, manipulation, intimidation, even murder.  If you were trying to save millions of innocent children from butchers, wouldn’t you do the same? … Continue reading

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What is a Person?

This week the citizens of Mississippi will vote whether to legally assign the status of “personhood” to any human egg that has been penetrated by a sperm. I, for one, think that being a person is a serious gift. And … Continue reading

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