Judith Jarvis Thomson, near the end of her well-known article “A Defense of Abortion,” writes, … while I am arguing for the permissibility of abortion in some cases, I am not arguing for the right to secure the death of the unborn child. It is easy to confuse these two things in that up to a certain point in the life of the fetus it … Continue reading Obama on Abortion
A reader brought to my attention Garry Wills’s article “Abortion Isn’t a Religious Issue” in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times. It displays an astonishing ignorance of actual pro-life arguments. Wills contends that Much of the debate over abortion is based on a misconception — that it is a religious issue, that the pro-life advocates are acting out of religious conviction. It is not a theological matter … Continue reading Abortion: A Religious Issue?