Tag: Pro-Life

May 27, 2019 – “Aborting Reason and Equality: A Religious Pro-Life Critique of Roe, Casey, and Abortion Rights Rhetoric”

https://www.law.uci.edu/lawreview/vol8/no4/Online_Smolin.pdf

Thus, while certain laws or lawsuits may present the issue of a religious accommodation regarding abortion, such constellation of legal issues should not confuse the fundamental position of religion in American society as to the abortion issue. Pro-life religious beliefs are a call to inclusion of all human beings as deserving of recognition before the law as persons, an application of contemporary scientific understandings, and recognition of the deeply problematic dilemmas women face in relationship to abortion.

Of course, this is an idealized portrayal of religious pro-life activism; however, while not always accurate, it is accurate enough to form a basis for recasting the relations of religion and abortion. Religious proponents must dare to come to the table regarding abortion as full participants unbowed by demands to present themselves as conscientious objectors to the values of American society. At their best, pro-life religious advocates represent broadly-held and deeply-rooted American values, and make a valid, if uncertain, case for representing the future of America.

May 23, 2018 – Open your eyes, pro-life feminists are everywhere

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/23/opinions/pro-life-feminism-alvare-opinion/index.html

[ work at WomenSpeakforThemselves.com, for example, includes women sharing information and stories about the harms women suffer from uncommitted sex and synthetic contraceptive hormones. They also report the richness of sex within a committed versus merely “consensual” sex framework.

We hope to influence the next generation of women to understand that women deserve much much more than “consent.”Now that we have a “post-Republican” President and a Democratic Party that needs to reach beyond its base to win again, maybe there is more room in politics for a pro-life feminism. Millions upon millions of American women sure hope so.

May 17, 2018 – Talk About a Human Rights Violation: How Heterologous Assisted Reproduction Harms Children and Violates International Human Rights Law

http://avemarialaw-international-law-journal.avemarialaw.edu/Content/ILJ/articles/Vacca.pdf

Therefore, all heterologous ART is contrary to international human rights law, especially the anonymous sort. Thus, states have a legal duty to prohibit all techniques used to achieve this procedure, including in vitro fertilization using donor sperm or donor eggs.