Abortion

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A world in which mothers don’t smother their babies is inherently good (even on Utilitarian grounds).

By Justin Katz | May 18, 2022 |

Having just finished a graduate course in ethics, I found my mind keenly tuned to a question when Quillette editor Claire Lehmann raised it during a conversation with Jordan Peterson.  Lehmann said she found herself offended, once, when asked in an ethics-related class whether she would smother her own baby to death so as to prevent…

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The Crucial Lesson of Gaps in Abortion Journalism

By Justin Katz | May 10, 2022 |

From a one-sided Boston Globe article advocating for subsidized abortions, we can see how Bill Maher managed to remain ignorant about the facts of U.S. abortion.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Beigeness of RI Politicians

By Justin Katz | May 9, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the gubernatorial “forum” and abortion politics.

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The SCOTUS news is exposing a madness in Rhode Island.

By Justin Katz | May 4, 2022 |

As Anchor Rising readers know, last week a Providence Journal headline proclaimed, “RI’s record-shattering baby shortage could spell trouble for state’s economy.” This week, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos proclaimed her aspiration for the Ocean State to kill more: I’m confident RI can become a national leader for reproductive rights at a time when these rights are coming…

Mother touching baby's hand

No issue is as revealing as abortion.

By Justin Katz | May 3, 2022 |

As a conservative writer in Rhode Island, I find it difficult to know where to begin a reaction to the apparent, likely, or maybe only as-yet possible decision of the United States Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade this session. The place to start, I suppose, is with the biggest and most-obvious point.  Unless our…

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Social Media Brings Forth the Most Disturbing Pro-Abortion Argument

By Justin Katz | December 2, 2021 |

Categorically denying a mother’s responsibility to her children means the utter destruction of human society at its very core.

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Here are some details about what it’s like to be a 15-week-old unborn child.

By Justin Katz | December 1, 2021 |

HillFaith has compiled a baker’s dozen of facts pertaining to unborn children at 15 weeks of gestation (via Mark Tapscott on Instapundit), such as these: The baby’s body responds to both touch and pain. The baby responds to light touches over most of the body. If something touches the palm of the baby’s hand, the baby will…

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Vermont advances the sexualization of children.

By Justin Katz | November 15, 2021 |

If you’re wondering why the topic of free condoms in schools is appearing in headlines and social media conversations today, it might be because “Vermont just became the first state in the nation to give access to free condoms in grades 7-12,” as Hank Berrien reports for the Daily Wire. It’s actually a bit more extreme…

Bishop Tobin's tweet to Pope Francis

Bishop Tobin’s tweet to the pope is certainly a sign of changing times.

By Justin Katz | October 28, 2021 |

Naturally, I’m in agreement with Bishop Tobin and this tweet to Pope Francis, both in substance and in the meta-factor of thinking it needs to be sent: Dear Pope Francis, You have boldly stated that abortion is “murder.” Please challenge President Biden on this critical issue. His persistent support of abortion is an embarrassment for…

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Funny how political defenestrations only ever go one way.

By Justin Katz | October 21, 2021 |

Expressing a view on a political or social issue can be harmful to your career, if it isn’t of the progressive-approved variety: The CEO of an American video game developer stepped down after he issued a statement supportive of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a law in Texas that bans abortions after…