Monday, April 28, 2008

Life Links 4/28/08

Peter Augustine Lawler reviews Robert George’s and Christopher Tollefsen’s Embryo in the City Journal.

Indian Prime Minister calls his nation’s practice of sex-selection abortion “a national shame.”
"No nation, no society, no community can hold its head high and claim to be part of the civilised world if it condones the practice of discriminating against one half of humanity represented by women.

Baylor philosophy professor Alexander Pruss provides an argument against abortion (Don Marquis’ future-like-ours), a standard pro-choice response and then his response to that response.

The twins of a bank teller who was 5-months pregnant have died after their mother was shot during a bank robbery. One twin died before birth and the other shortly after. Police are still looking for the shooter.

Switzerland has passed a law which provides certain rights to social animals.
From guinea-pigs to budgerigars, any animal classified as a “social species” will be a victim of abuse if it does not cohabit, or at least have contact, with others of its own kind.

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