abortion

“I did not feel ready to be a mother. But a wonderful new life was on its way to teach a lot of lessons, and ultimately to save me.”

Abortion is a subject which never goes away and the arguments remain fundamental — a woman’s right to choose versus a child’s right to life, as each side would advance their case. And yet the technical and clinical possibilities continuously shift. Medical advances in embryology and fetology have been immense over the past 30 years: pro-life advocates used to say, in the 1970s, that “if women had glass tummies” no one would choose to have an abortion, since the unborn would be, visibly, a recognisable human being.

An unrealistic emphasis on autonomy turned ‘viability’ into the sole criterion for aborting a foetus. This makes no sense today

Obama’s edict that religious organisations must contribute to birth control has wantonly undermined the sanctity of religious conscience

The Australian philosopher Peter Singer and the Oxford theologian Nigel Biggar discusses genocide, infanticide, euthanasia, animal rights and God with the Editor of Standpoint, Daniel Johnson