Topic: permissibility

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. The distinguished Evangelical Protestant theologian, philosopher, and apologist, Norman L. Geisler devotes “Appendix 4” of his book, Christian Ethics: Contemporary Issu ... discuss

And why not? Few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad w ... discuss

Few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and ... discuss

TweetBy Stephanie GrayI recently watched a fascinating TED Talk.  The theme was altruism, defined by the dictionary as “the principle or practice of unselfish concern for, or devotion to, the w ... discuss

This blog’s Matthew Flannagan has had his paper “Boonin’s Defense of the Sentience Criterion: A Critique” accepted for the 65th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological S ... discuss

I disagree with Peter Singer, the well-known Princeton bioethicist, about many things: the permissibility of euthanasia and abortion, the nature of personhood, and the correct treatment of non-human a ... discuss

Consider the following three stories:Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell is currently on trial for delivering viable babies and then killing them by severing their spinal cords (he is also charged ... discuss

By Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Matthew Sharp Among the more persistent myths pervading the passageways of public schools is the permissibility of pupils participating in the p-word – p ... discuss

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. Let's take a look at the key paragraph of this singular document, one which states the principles by which the American colonies felt j ... discuss

Every November there is about a two week period in America where a number of professional academic conferences are held where the best of the best in the field gather. For the last two years Matt has ... discuss

Washington – May 1, 2012 – The Oklahoma State Supreme Court has moved to deny Oklahoma citizens their right to a ballot access initiative for Personhood. On April 30, repeatedly citing Pla ... discuss

In the book of Ecclesiastes, the Preacher says, “there is no new thing under the sun.” Truer words were never spoken. In the February 23rd issue of the Journal of Medical ... discuss

President Barack Obama issued an official statement on the Jan. 22 anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that (together with companion ruling Doe v. Bolton) struck down the de ... discuss

The following first ran in the Sept.-Oct. 2011 issue of MCCL News.Many sophisticated defenders of abortion concede that the unborn (the human embryo or fetus) is a living organism of the human species ... discuss

By Michael JohnsHistory will likely record that the emergence of the 21st Century American tea party movement was sparked by a visceral national rejection of some of the most statist, unconstitution ... discuss

"Having lived through rape, and having raised a child 'conceived in rape,' I feel personally assaulted and insulted every time I hear that abortion should be legal for rape and incest. I feel that we' ... discuss

Found this via Pewsitter:VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic Church's position on capital punishment has evolved considerably over the centuries.And as a result, "it is not a message that is immediatel ... discuss

The pro-life movement is comprised of people of many faiths and no faith. So is MCCL. Ours is not a "religious" position. The facts of science (showing that the unborn is a living human organism) comb ... discuss

In response to our recent post "The fetus is just a fish, and the Negro is just an ape," AMERICAN SAID:the human fetus is a parasite according to SYMBIOSIS“an animal or plant that lives in or o ... discuss

The following two claims seem awfully difficult to deny:(1) I am intrinsically valuable and a bearer of rights by virtue of being me. So, for example, if you decide you want to kill and eat some livin ... discuss

A recent symposium at the University of Colorado commemorated the 40th anniversary of what may be the most famous essay in contemporary moral philosophy (so most people have never heard of it): Judith ... discuss

The following originally ran in two separate issues of MCCL News (Jan. and Feb./Mar. 2011).Before deciding how we ought to treat the unborn—a moral question—we must first be clear about what the u ... discuss

On the list of blurbs just inside the cover of The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails, edited by John W. Loftus (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books) 2010, the following appears: As a result of being pub ... discuss

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Two truths seem incontestable:(1) The human embryo or fetus is a living organism of the species Homo sapiens, and elective abortion entails the killing of this unborn human being.(2) It is wrong to ki ... discuss

JOPLIN, MoMO (MetroCatholic) –  In recent decades the rate of ectopic pregnancies has increased by 600% in the U.S.A because of several factors, including increased promiscuity, sexually transm ... discuss

The Star Tribune yesterday editorialized against the MCCL-backed Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the MCCL-backed bill banning taxpayer funding of abortion, both of which have pa ... discuss

Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, argues for continued taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood in the Star Tribune. Mainly he offers standard abortion industry talking points. (Read about why Planned ... discuss

Isn't abortion the best option in the case of a terminal prenatal diagnosis -- when the unborn child is doomed to die before, during or shortly after birth? Won't pregnant women endure emotional traum ... discuss

Contrast two pro-choice debaters (both debating pro-life speaker Stephanie Gray).The first, abortionist David Baram, entirely fails to engage the crux of the matter -- the moral status of the being wh ... discuss

I know of two ways in which people bring the idea of the soul into arguments about abortion. Note that in both cases the soul is mentioned in order to argue in favor of the permissibility of abortion. ... discuss

When the principle of fundamental human equality is implicitly or explicitly rejected in order to exclude unborn human beings from equal respect and protection, various criteria -- always arbitrary, c ... discuss

I was asked several months ago by Human Life Review to react to Peter Singer’s presentation at Princeton University’s conference on abortion, in which pro life and pro choice advocates exc ... discuss

In a Star Tribune letter to the editor earlier this month, the Rev. Kendyl Gibbons offers what is among the poorest arguments one can offer in defense of the moral permissibility of abortion.About 15 ... discuss

In a comment on this post, Kenny Pearce directed me to Robert Adams' paper "Christian Liberty", which appears in Philosophy and the Christian Faith, ed. Thomas V. Morris, a book I happen to have. I ha ... discuss

If current media is to be believed opposition to legal abortion comes from misogynist fundamentalist fanatics who want to impose their religious mores onto others. This string of pejorative terms is a ... discuss

As promised we will delve deeper into David Boonin's case for abortion by over-viewing chapter one. In doing so, we will examine in more detail just exactly what Boonin intends to argue in his book. T ... discuss

The media and politicians continue to pretend that ESCR will generally be restricted to frozen leftover embryos that are "going to be discarded anyway." As I have been arguing for several years, this ... discuss

Animal rights law professor and vegan activist Gary Francione has now weighed in at some length in his Blog about Peter Singer and his support for invasive brain research using monkeys. It is very ha ... discuss

Richard has responded to my accusation of metaphysical gymnastics here. I would agree in principle that when an entity is fashioned out of some pre-existing materials, and those materials carry som ... discuss




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