Entries Tagged ‘personhood’

“Immediatist vs Incrementalist” debate analysis, Part VI: Christians and the legislative process

by Clinton Wilcox of Life Training Institute

It is an honor to be able to contribute to Jillís frankly devastating critique of T. Russell Hunterís performance in his “Immediatist vs Incrementalist debate against Gregg Cunningham.

churchandstatesignsLate in the debate (timestamps 1:05:10 to 1:07:04), Hunter made the following claim: Christians are not practicing activism at abortion clinics because they donít trust in the power of God, they trust in incremental legislation.

During cross-examination †(timestamps 1:41:32 to 1:44:56), Hunter made the same accusation, adding pastors and churches, and asked if Cunningham agreed.

Cunningham rebutted that while he agreed churches aren’t doing enough to combat abortion, it is not the fault of incremental legislation. Incremental legislation is a good thing.

Rather, Cunnngham observed:

Pro-life blog buzz 2-27-15

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • John Smeaton comments on the defeat of a sex-selection abortion ban in the UK. Opponents of the ban were apparently afraid it might “confer personhood on the foetus.”

Pro-life blog buzz 1-6-15

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • Secular Pro-Life has discovered some interesting nuggets in Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report. For instance, PP hails the box office flop Obvious Child as a “major victory.” They also boast of an increased college campus presence, bringing them to over 200 chapters. However, there are more than 4 times as many pro-life college campus groups. SPL’s personal favorite is the fact that PP credits their own organization with preventing an extra 1,000 unplanned pregnancies even though they show a decrease in dispensing contraceptives.

Rabbi: Preborn are “water” until day 40, but pro-lifers ignore science

smuly_outdoors_best.previewby Kelli

In the case of abortion, Jewish law leans toward the modern pro-choice position, but also holds many powerful arguments for pro-life as well….

In the first forty days since conception, the fetus is considered by the sages to merely be water, and as “the thigh of its mother” (Yevamot 69b; Bava Kama 78b). After forty days however, the fetus is ascribed as a fully potential life whereupon that potential life becomes a full life upon birth. After birth, of course, there is a full status change….

The Personhood split, Part II: Strategy

2935348.largeRead The Personhood split,†Part I: Structure†for background.

Aside from their structural variations, Personhood USA and National Personhood Alliance at first seemed†to have similar goals – until the November 4 election.

At that time both the Colorado “Definition of Person and Child” Initiative and††North Dakota “Life Begins at Conception” Amendment failed, by 65% and 64%, respectively.

The Personhood split, Part I: Structure

988-BreakupOn June 14, 2014, came the news:

Georgia Right to Life President Daniel Becker today announced the formation of a new national pro-life organization, the National Personhood Alliance, a confederation of faith-based, pro-life organizations and leaders who believe pursuing Personhood is essential to protecting all innocent human beings in the 21st†century.

Reading that I became confused, because last I knew Becker was working for Personhood USA, a group that sounded an awful lot like this new group.

Actress: Fetuses aren’t people because they “cannot talk”

by Kelli News flash…a fetus cannot talk. It is not a person. Not even a baby, not even an infant. Nope. Sorry. — Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) November 1, 2014 News flash… a fetus cannot talk. It is not a person. Not even a baby, not even an infant. Nope. Sorry. ~ Actress Ellen Barkin, tweeting […]

College students begin to embrace idea of killing born children

what-makes-us-humanby Kelli

Kristina Garza, spokeswoman for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, a pro-life organization that often sets up anti-abortion displays on campuses along the West Coast, said her group also frequently encounters college students who accept infanticide.


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