It is true that an unplanned pregnancy can be an embarrassment, create a severe financial strain, and cause parents (especially the mother) to drop out of school early. That does not justify, under any normal legal analysis, the taking of a life. We do not take it as a justification for homicide, for instance, if an elderly parent strains the finances or psychological balance of a household. In no situation other than abortion does an individual or group of individuals have a right to kill based upon status alone.
By Ronald Rychlak | March 3, 2011; 03:45 PM ET | Comments (5)
The greatest threat to Planned Parenthood is medical technology, not pro-life organizations, legislators, or religious views.
By Jordan Sekulow | March 1, 2011; 06:20 PM ET | Comments (11)
As our society continues to debate the abortion issue, we certainly don't need to wait until we reach consensus on the broader question of their morality to agree on some improvements to current practices.
By Jason Poling | March 1, 2011; 12:35 PM ET | Comments (1)
Family planning mitigates the need for abortion. Is this really a way to treat human life as sacred?
By Debra W. Haffner | February 16, 2011; 02:23 PM ET | Comments (41)