Category: Politics

What public good?

In a recent address, Senator Penny Wong asked, “Why should the gay and lesbian community be merely ‘tolerated’ when the heterosexual community takes for granted ‘acceptance’ and recognition of their sexual preference as ‘the norm’?” This is an instructive statement…

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 —…