Author: dover_beach

Weekend Reading

Patrick Deneen, Moral Minority, First Things Marc Mason in On Not Conserving Liberalism reviews Patrick Deneen’s Conserving America?: Essays on Present Discontents, The University Bookroom Peter Mommsen interviews Rod Dreher, Building a Communal Church, Plough Nicole Russell, The Transgender Bathroom Debate Has…

Weekend Reading

Drew Oliver, Why “Civilisation” matters, The New Criterion Edward Feser, How to be a pervert, Ed Feser’s blog Rod Dreher, Bias, Bigotry & The Benedict Option & Benedict’s Ark, The American Conservative John Horvat II, Why Treating Everyone Equally Is a Problem, Crisis Michael…

Weekend Reading

Will Heaven, I’m taking no chances with hell, Catholic Herald Justin Dyer, Nature in the dock reviews R. H. Helmholz’s Natural Law in Court: A History of Legal Theory in Practice, Claremont Review of Books Fr. George W. Rutler, Dignitas: The Manners of Humility,…

Weekend Reading

Jeremy Hausotter,The Unborn Child Is Never the Aggressor, Ethika Politika Ana Maria Dumitru,Science, Embryonic Autonomy, and the Question of When Life Begins, Public Discourse Matthew J. Franck, Kermit Gosnell and the Ideology of Abortion on Demand, Public Discourse Samuel Gregg, Shedding Light…

Grievous Bodily Harm

In 2015, Anna Yocca, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, approx. 24 weeks pregnant, decided to run a warm bath and kill her child in utero with a coat hanger. However, troubled by the amount of blood now shed in the bath and “concerned…

Disposable children

A couple of days ago I pointed out that consequences have ideas; that is, that any controversial but persistent practice, here legal abortion, will develop a set of ideas that attempt to give it rational coherence and justification. One of those…

Consequences have ideas

“I sort of jumped. ‘I haven’t had an abortion!’ I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to her that as much as I was going out and fighting for other women’s options, I myself had never had…

Christmas Reading

It is a matter of convention, that politics and religion are the two subjects to avoid in polite company. Humbug! I’m going to arm you with the appropriate reasons to persuade, awaken, or at the very least, humble, that contrary friend…