by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • The public editor of the New York Times feels the March for Life deserved more than just a photograph.
  • Christopher O. Tollefsen writes in The Public Discourse about Roe:

    The court declined to answer this question: “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins.” But Justice Blackmun then proceeded to suggest that the reason this question did not need settling was its unsettle-ability. Doctors, philosophers, and theologians have failed to reach consensus; ancient and medieval theorists subscribed to different theories. Thus did Blackmun imply that the answer to this question was private in the following sense: our answer is largely a matter of private opinion, of speculation.