The abortion questions not asked

The silly season is almost upon us, and we have a growing pack of Republicans who’ll be running against President Obama, who is the sole candidate on the Democrat side. We can expect that the question of abortion will come up. It’s an important question, but there are key follow-up questions that are never asked, and if they were, I suspect there would be some awkward silence. Read more…

An Animated Discussion about Abortion

I just completed this animated video that I thought would be a unique way to highlight a case for the pro-life position. I’ve always thought it would be interesting to discuss the issue with a pro-choice advocate, so this allowed me to do a mock debate in a fun way.

Please take the time to watch it all the way through, and share it with others. If you have pro-life friends, I think this will provide them with some good arguments for their own position.  If you have pro-choice friends, it will help them think through their position. It will challenge and expose some of the extraneous reasons often given to justify abortion, and drill down to the only question that is really important–what is the unborn.  Finally, there are many out there who don’t have a strong opinion either way. If they watch this video, I hope it will help them realize the importance of the issue.

While my animated presentation of this information is pretty unique, I can’t claim the ideas as my own.  Many thanks to Greg Koukl, President of Stand to Reason, and Scott Klusendorf, who used to work with Greg, and who is now the President of Life training Institute here in Atlanta.

Here are two resources from Greg and Scott if you’re interested in more on this topic:

Making Abortion Unthinkable: The Art of Pro-Life Persuasion

The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture

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When it Really is a Woman’s Choice

Sister Margaret McBride

I heard a story the other day about a nun at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix who was recently excommunicated from the Catholic Church because she chose to approve an abortion. Normally I’m grateful for the Catholic Church’s strong stance on the sanctity of life, but I think they got it wrong here.

The mother, who came in to the hospital 11 weeks pregnant and very ill, was suffering from a heart condition that the doctors said would kill her if the pregnancy was not terminated. To top it off, in this case, with the unborn only at 11 weeks, if the mother had died, the baby would have as well. Read more…

Neal Boortz…coward or just a pompous “Big A”?

One of the reasons I decided to start blogging is I would see certain news items and feel a need to respond in some way. What better way to blow off that steam then to write down some of my thoughts. I suppose I could instead write down some stuff on a piece  of paper, roll it up, stick it in a bottle and toss it in the river. They say that can be cathartic. But, maybe this way a few people will actually read what I have to say, and might even comment.

One issue I feel strongly about is abortion. The coverage on the news is one-sided and generally never gets to the core question of the debate. The pro-life movement is depicted by images of radical protesters, bombed abortion clinics, and murdered doctors, while on the pro-choice side they present emotional stories of poor, unfortunate woman who are fighting for their rights to decide what they can do with their own bodies. Read more…

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Tebow’s Super Bowl ad not Super

Like most everyone in the country, I was parked in front of a TV last night watching the Super Bowl. I don’t have time to watch a lot football, so I am glad when I get a chance to actually see a whole game, and this was a pretty good one. What’s especially fun about the Super Bowl is that the ads between plays are often more entertaining then the game.  This year, I think the game won. I was pretty disappointed in many of the ads. Most that were supposed to be funny weren’t, and some were downright stupid. I’m sad to say that I was most disappointed in Pam and Tim Tebow’s ad that Focus on the Family sponsored. Read more…

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Now “choice” is controversial?

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

Apparently there is a controversy over an upcoming Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow. Tim is an evangelical Christian, and he’s not shy about his beliefs.  The commercial, which is being paid for by Focus on the Family, has “pro-choice” groups up in arms.

From what I understand, though, the ad simply consists of Tebow’s mother, Pam, telling of how it was suggested that she have an abortion when she was pregnant and very ill, and she decided not to. Now she has a wonderful son, who also happens to be a great football player.  How is that controversial? There won’t be any pictures of an aborted fetus–no video of an abortion procedure. Read more…