Category: Politics

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…

The marks of the Sexual Revolution

In a recent essay, Catherine Deveny wondered whether men should also be granted the ‘right’ of an abortion, though here only a ‘financial’ abortion; women are still to be granted not only the right of abandoning their child, but of destroying…

Denying Reality

The denial of reality continues apace. In the South Australia State Parliament yesterday, Premier Weatherill offered an apology (h/t: CL) for his state’s historical treatment of the LGBTQ community. One of the instances of purported discrimination involved the following: “People like…

The Enormity of Abortion elided

Apropos of my response, yesterday, to Jane Caro’s attempt to normalise abortion at any stage and for any reason, Jim S., at the blog, Agent Intellect, brings to our attention the above video, Dear Future Mom. As he mentions, the video,…

A Caro of Lies on Abortion

In #ShoutYourAbortion: Why it’s more important now than ever, Jane Caro is engaged in normalising abortion without ever considering the arguments against it. She begins: Even though abortion was a crime in NSW — as it still is today —…

Euthanasia: A Love Story

Andrew Denton, an Australian comedian, seems quite bewitched by euthanasia. In his most recent article, Granting terminally ill right to die with dignity is good policy (just copy and paste the headline into Google if you hit a paywall), he laments, but in a…

Melissa Moschella on ‘Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters’

This presentation by Dr. Melissa Moschella, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, is the last of three given as a part of a panel discussion on the new book Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters by Dr. Patrick Lee and Dr. Robert George.The panel was sponsored by the Center for Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. In this presentation, Dr. Moschella addresses marriage and the law in the light of the philosophical argument presented in Conjugal Union.

Angela Knobel on ‘Human Rights’

This is the third of six talks on the social and political philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, presented by the Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College this June, at the Sixth Annual Philosophy Workshop. It follows on the heels of the first…