Archive: women’s maternal health and reproductive rights
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)
No wonder the two sides can't hear each other; they're having different conversations. The first claims exclusive knowledge of God's desires; the latter sticks to the language of modernity and relinquishes God to the right wing.
By Jill Jacobs | March 1, 2011; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (13)
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)
Let's face it, how can any church or any community hope to flourish if it does not value the lives and health of its women, the mothers of us all?
By Serene Jones | January 24, 2011; 10:54 PM ET | Comments (2)