“Developed into a system by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), autonomous morality in effect deifies each person’s free will. In the Kantian understanding of freedom, liberty means not only freedom of choice but freedom of independence, on the assumption that one cannot retain free will and still be under the command of another’s law. To save freedom, Kant demanded autonomy, but by demanding autonomy he destroyed all real obligation and therefore all real law.”[click to continue...]
Now, I know opponents of such a position will claim that contraception seeks to reduce the number of abortions. After all, if fewer babies are conceived, then fewer abortions will be procured. And isn’t that the goal: reducing the number of babies dying?
On its surface, this seems plausible. However, such a counter-argument has a large blindspot.[click to continue...]
How can Doritos be guilty of “humanizing” a human? The lunacy boggles the mind.[click to continue...]
Individuals who cannot say no to dessert are not likely to have the courage to refuse a sexual temptation, either.[click to continue...]
Veteran sidewalk counselors tried to warn me up front. I tried to ignore them. I didn’t want them to be correct.
For, if what they said was true, it would surely be deflating. It would also stand opposed to my immense ego and overconfidence in my power of dissuasion.
What am I referring to? What was this inconvenient truth about abortion sidewalk counseling I didn’t want to accept?[click to continue...]
The Supreme Court decision of 1965 may not have been considered in its day a monumental event. However, that did not change the fact that its horrendous decision made a mess of things morally.[click to continue...]
Second, are we really going to stake all our hopes on nine judges? Does our movement depend entirely on the majority vote of nine men and women? I sure hope not. What if we never get nine justices to hear the case and at least five to vote on the side of truth? Do we do nothing in the meantime?[click to continue...]
He writes, “For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
We have all likely read that verse, but have we remembered to apply it to our daily, pro-life work? Do we begin and end our actions in the name of the Lord by calling on Him to help us? Or, do we take the onus upon ourselves?
The stakes could not be any higher: life or death hangs in the balance. But even more importantly, the destiny of people’s souls is at stake.[click to continue...]
The hard work is not always apparent in how it is paying off. In fact, the pro-life advocacy may feel as though it is adding years to your life. New wrinkles and gray hairs seem to be popping up in places they were not before.
Sounds as though you are experiencing pro-life advocacy burnout. Let’s discuss a few remedies for this.[click to continue...]
Just who carries the burden of being morally responsible for the abortion holocaust?
Over 3,000 babies are dismembered in their mothers’ wombs in this country alone on an average day.
Who bears the burden of permitting this abortion holocaust to take place?