After Tiller is a reminder that the debate today is much more about why life is valuable than when life begins. The "traditional Western ethic" holds that life is valuable and inviolate simply because human life is good and it is not ours to take. That ethic is increasingly challenged in our culture, and communicating the pro-life message creatively and winsomely remains a vital task for the generation after Tiller.
Kirsten Powers joins the chorus of voices challenging the national media blackout of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial.
You don't have to oppose abortion rights to find late-term abortion abhorrent or to find the Gosnell trial eminently newsworthy. This is not about being "pro-choice" or "pro-life." It's about basic human rights.
The deafening silence of too much of the media, once a force for justice in America, is a disgrace.
The prolife student group at the University of Alabama is in the midst of a having a Genocide Awareness Project displayed on campus (kudos to the CBS 42 for showing part of the display. The display is invoking some pro-choice U of A students to say/write incredibly stupid things. Here's senior engineering student Hakeem Hasan:
At the end of the day, ask yourself this: Does a woman in Texas having an abortion affect your life personally? What about a woman in Michigan? Or maybe somewhere in Alabama? It doesn't, so just let it happen, and maybe you'll live your life easier when you've stopped worrying about everyone else's.
Hakeem, at the end of the day, ask yourself this: Does a man beating his wife in Texas affect your life personally? What about a man in Michigan? If it doesn't, does that mean spousal abuse should be legal?
Hasan also absurdly asserts that abortions through the first two months of pregnancy are "harmless to both the woman and the embryo" and that unborn children at 2 months of development don't have brains or hearts.