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The Science of When Life Begins

The Science of When Life Begins

December 18, 2013 at 9:50 am 3 comments

by Stephanie Gray: Have you ever heard someone who supports abortion claim, “No one knows when life begins”?  The funny thing is, these very individuals actually do claim to know when it begins.  If they ban abortion at 3 months, then they are implicitly saying life begins at 3 months.  If […]

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A Lesson in Government Intrusion: Rights Kind of Matter

A Lesson in Government Intrusion: Rights Kind of Matter

September 4, 2013 at 8:10 am 1 comment

by Zachary Bartsch: There is a case to be made for respecting property rights. And we don’t even have to get religious about it.Whether it’s oppressive taxes, crippling regulation, or simple theft, we’re all worse off when we remove the moral constraints of social interaction. I don’t know whether rights exist. That’s a tough question. But […]

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The Progeny of Roe: After-Birth Abortion and Other Evils

The Progeny of Roe: After-Birth Abortion and Other Evils

February 23, 2013 at 8:00 am 1 comment

by Teresa Ackley Today marks the one-year anniversary of the now infamous article published by the Journal of Medical Ethics, entitled ‘After-birth abortion: why should the baby live.’ Inside, the authors argued in favor of legal infanticide—what they termed after-birth abortion. You read that last sentence correctly. The authors, a […]

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Liberty: The Most Basic Right

Liberty: The Most Basic Right

September 19, 2012 at 9:00 am 0 comments

by Roger Pilon Moral, political, and legal thought employs many basic terms, all of which must be defined and systematically related if the thought is to be coherent and sound. Among those basic terms are adjectives like “good” and “right” and nouns like a “right.” The former are grounded in […]

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