Entries Tagged ‘William Wilberforce’

“Immediatist vs Incrementalist” debate analysis, Part V: Sacrificing children to the idol of abolitionism

Abolish Human Abortion leader Don Cooper wrote on Facebook two days ago: I am an abolitionist. I am calling for the immediate abolition of human abortion. And anyone who opposes the immediate abolition of abortion I consider an enemy of God, an enemy of my neighbor, and enemy of me. That’s a noble thought but certainly […]

“Immediatist vs Incrementalist” debate analysis, Part III: Social justice history vs TR Hunter

7067987283_3bb744093cAs I start, I’d like to reiterate why I’m pursuing this multi-part analysis of the “Immediatist vs Incrementalist” debate between Abolish Human Abortion’s T. Russell Hunter and Center for Bio-Ethical Reform’s Gregg Cunningham.

In a comment to my Part II post, an antagonized Hunter called my efforts a “freaked out obsession,” to which I responded:

“Immediatist v Incrementalist” debate analysis: Prologue

aha-debate-e1430057755276He asked for it, he got it.

Several months ago Abolish Human Abortion’s T. Russell Hunter issued an open challenge to anyone from the pro-life community to debate him on the topic of “immediatism,” which he supports, versus “incrementalism,” which the so-called “establishment” generally supports. His description of the debate frame:

I would argue for the abolitionist position - that all people who are opposed to abortion ought to unify around abolishing all forms of intentional prenatal destruction regardless of the age of the human being in question - and my opponent could argue for the pro life establishment’s position that we should focus our time and energy on regulating abortion while it remains legal and seek incremental gains against it.

“Never has so much human suffering condensed in so small a space”

Never has so much human suffering condensed in so small a space. ~ Abolitionist Thomas Clarkson, quoting abolitionist and member of Parliament William Wilberforce, in The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade, 1808, one year after the trade had been abolished in British empire. HT: Andy Moore; […]

Stanek weekend question: How often do you think about abortion?

I’m in Florida on vacation this week, but even while getting a little R&R there seems to always be something that triggers thoughts of abortion. For instance, we were visiting the Flagler Museum in Key West a couple days ago, and when I read that the first passenger train arrived there on January 22, 1912, […]

Duke of Kent’s son: Abortion a worse threat than al-Qaeda

First, just who is Lord Nicholas Windsor (pictured above with wife Paola), the Duke of Kent’s son? Before I get to the excellent op ed he has written, I think it will help Americans to know his pedigree. The bio from his First Things op ed, December 1: Lord Nicholas Windsor studied theology at Oxford […]

(Prolifer)ations 7-30-10

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN Culture Campaign heralds NJ ‘s Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill that would have given a $7.5M grant for family planning to Planned Parenthood….

(Prolifer)ations 2-12-10

by Susie Allen, TN pro-life activist At


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