Is abortion only the lesser of evils, or can it be a moral good?
The intersection of race and sexuality is the ur-story of American culture.
Abortion, Down syndrome, and the question of prenatal testing
Leni Zumas's novel makes a political point. More importantly, it cultivates empathy.
Most Americans aren't abortion absolutists. The available political options don't reflect this.
As a child, I liked to survey strangers about what it means to be human. Brandon Stanton has created a fully realized version of what I was doing.
A few years after Howard Stephens started providing abortions, he became the target of local anti-abortion protesters. They picketed his home on weekends, distributed leaflets around his neighborhood calling him a murderer, followed his moves around town, and sent hate mail to his son. Perhaps most concerning, the protesters picketed Howard’s church twice.
There has been a broad and dramatic shift toward more abortion restrictions in the United States. This will almost certainly continue.
Fabrizio Amerini’s analysis creates precision about Aquinas on beginning-of-life issues—something other accounts, especially abortion polemics, often lack.
Is Burwell v. Hobby Lobby about freedom of (corporate) conscience broadly, or is it just about a few specific contraceptives? It can’t really be both.