Tag: choice

The wonders of “choice”

Granted, this case from the Ottawa Citizen is not representative of every woman seeking an abortion, but it does raise the question of, “What constitutes choice?”. Here are some highlights from the article: Anna, first, asked her mother whether she

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“We Would Welcome another Child with Down Syndrome”

Last week, a remarkable article was posted in the New York Times, by a mother who had refused prenatal testing during her pregnancy. The woman in question, Amy Becker, is the mother of a child with Down syndrome and has

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“Having the right to die gives me the control I need to have a peaceful death.”

Here’s quick answer number four from COLF‘s “quick answers to common arguments” about euthanasia and assisted suicide. “Having the right to die, even if I never exercise it, gives me the control I need to have a peaceful death.” A

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The Heart of the Abortion Debate Within Our Culture: Part I

A friend of mine wrote the following poem, which mentions some concerns – some of the more “stickier” issues, no doubt – regarding the abortion debate. It is written from the perspective of the child in the womb. It must

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Take Two: Reproductive “Choice” Campaign Video

The Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform posted a video on YouTube a couple months back about their Reproductive “Choice” Campaign. We tried to blog about it, but YouTube had taken the video down by the time our post went live.

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Women stabbed for refusing abortion

Thomas Peters covers the tragic story of a women who was stabbed by her boyfriend after refusing to have an abortion. The woman was in critical condition when the story was published, but “the fetus survived.” There are all sorts

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Surprise: US Catholic Bishops are… Catholic (*gasp*) and Cecile Richards thinks abortion should be publicly funded

Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, took her gloves off in an editorial in the Huffington Post critical of the US Catholic bishops for coming out against (surprise!) taxpayer funded abortions (via LifeSiteNews.com). Her mastery of

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Is abortion a choice, or a medical necessity?

Since Andrea asked us to say it with her (in response to abortion coverage in current American health care reform bills): Abortion is not medical care. North of the border, we manage to maintain the spectacular inconsistency that abortion is

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Abortion empowers no one

In an article by Barbara Kay that we highlighted in our euthanasia round-up post, there was a section I thought was worth highlighting in a separate post. Kay writes (emphasis mine): For a glimpse into a future in which euthanasia

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