Abortion

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A Government Buyer for Innocent Flesh

By Justin Katz | April 18, 2021 |

For the ever-growing “Are we the baddies?” file, Edie Heipel reports for the The Federalist that, pre-President Trump, the federal government was in the baby parts business: Recent emails uncovered by Judicial Watch between FDA employees and the California-based Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) prove the agency spent tens of thousands of dollars buying aborted babies…

Abortion Question Shows PolitiFact RI’s Bias and Ignorance

By Justin Katz | April 19, 2012 |

It’s a tedious exercise reviewing the ways in which the pretense of ostensibly neutral journalists to judge truth via PolitiFact investigations is tilted severely toward their political leanings. Indeed, if it weren’t for an explicit meter and the assertion that they are dealing only in facts, it wouldn’t be worth the effort. But in order…

Factional Definitions

By Justin Katz | June 16, 2011 |

Two interesting threads have emerged in the comments to my post on Republican factionalism. They’re on entirely different topics, but I think there’s something similar in the way they hinge on what I see as erroneous definitions. Quoting me, commenter Mangeek takes up the question of abortion: “I find the ‘personally pro-life; politically pro-choice’ position…

What Difference Does the Tool and Placement Make?

By Justin Katz | January 29, 2011 |

Just about everybody on all sides of the abortion issue will agree that a “house of horrors” condition of a medical facility is unacceptable, but I’ve yet to hear articulated a rational reason that the murders with which this doctor is being charged are dramatically different from the services that all abortion doctors are paid…

The Dark Tradeoff

By Justin Katz | December 14, 2010 |

Nicholas Windsor offers an excellent summary of the pro-life position, particularly with regard to the continuing moral urgency to acknowledge and address the horror of abortion (available here, as well): There are consciences in Europe, it must be stressed, that glow white-hot for justice and strive continuously for this darkest fact of our public life…

An Early Choice of Direction

By Justin Katz | November 9, 2010 |

Some folks take up a cause at a young age and astonish with their success. Such is the case with Lila Rose, who recently described her experience in an essay for First Things. Rose began her pro-life group, Live Action, at age fourteen. The source of her inspiration for the direction of the group remains…

Chris Christie: Conservative Hero, Necessary Solution

By Justin Katz | September 24, 2010 |

He seems so astonishingly unique and determined, but the reality is that, if conservatives wish to move the country in the direction that we believe to be the right one, we’re going to have to elect a lot more leaders like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: Part of Gov. Chris Christie’s belt-tightening plan for New…

The Long Conversion Toward Pro-Life

By Justin Katz | August 1, 2010 |

For his issue-opening Public Square column in the most recent issue of First Things, editor Joseph Bottum takes on the perennial calls for Republicans to de-emphasize the pro-lifers in their midst. “There’s a good-sized section of the conservative commenting classes that seems to blame the pro-lifers if the Republicans lose, and dismiss the pro-life vote…

UPDATE: A Short-Lived Order Protecting Short-Lived Human Beings

By Justin Katz | July 16, 2010 |

Remember that executive order that supposedly gave pro-life Democrats cover to vote for Obamacare? Oh well: [House Republican Leader John] Boehner [of Ohio] and other Republicans point to reports that the Health and Human Services Department is giving Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new high-risk insurance pool that will cover any abortion that…

Not Imposing a Preference Against Killing

By Justin Katz | July 6, 2010 |

I’ve liked a good deal of what I’ve read and heard from Republican Congressional Candidate William Clegg, so it’s regrettable to find him taking the same horrible position as his primary competition (and Republican nominee) Mark Zaccaria. Here’s Clegg: While my own beliefs are pro-life, I do not believe that the government should be intervening…

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