"The righteous care for the needs of their animals…." Proverbs 12:10 (NIV)
Here at the Center for a Just Society we spill a lot of ink discussing issues that touch upon questions of human dignity and the sanctity of life. The guiding principle underlying our position on abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, elder abuse, and other bioethical controversies is that the willful abuse or destruction of human life is an affront to God. This conviction flows from the belief that God created this world and everything in it, and that He blessed man especially by creating him in His image and giving him dominion over the earth.
Adherents of this worldview will never accept the arguments advanced by the "pro-choice" side in these debates. We reject the notion that the jurisprudentially dubious "right to privacy" established in Griswold v. Connecticut sanctions the murder of unborn children in the womb. We repudiate the assertion that the value of human life is determined by its perceived "quality." more >>
WASHINGTON – Pro-Life activist Lila Rose says she would abandon the Republican Party if it catered to libertarian voters by dropping the pro-life issue from its platform at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit this past weekend.
When asked whether there would be a third party if Republicans abandoned social issues, Rose, who is also the president of Live Action, told The Christian Post, "Absolutely, and I would be the first to join it!"
"We can play these games about the economy, but at the end of the day people do vote on social issues," the pro-life activist argued. She said the issues of abortion and gay marriage motivate a crucial voting bloc among the American people more than balancing the budget or decreasing the size of government. more >>
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has threatened he will resign from his country's leadership if abortion is made legal, drawing praise from pro-life Christian churches there.
"They can do whatever they want. I will never approve the decriminalization of abortion," said Correa, a Roman Catholic, ahead of Ecuador's National Assembly reviewing a proposal to legalize the practice.
"It has cost me more, the betrayals of my own supposed friends, than the acts of my enemies," he added last week, referring to his own party members supporting the legalization of abortion, according to BBC News. more >>
If two parents are better than one, why not have three or four or even more? As ridiculous as that sounds, that is what's happening in California now days.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into California law earlier this month, paving the way for judges to craft and deliver additional parents for any child that comes before them. According to the bill's sponsor, Democratic State Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco, this measure was needed to keep up with the changes in the modern California family.
Put another way, altering marriage to mean something other than one man and one woman, coupled with the on-going sexual revolution, triggers unique ways of looking at parenthood. more >>
You may have heard of the "morning after Pill" and perhaps you have even heard of the "week after pill" but how about the "month after pill?"
Researchers from New York and Sweden are trying to push the idea that a woman's life could be made easier if she could merely takes a pill that would prohibit (or end) a pregnancy one month after conception. Their thinking is that women may only need to take it a few times a year depending on how often they had unprotected sex and it would require less planning.
One researcher, from a New York-based technology firm, and her colleagues from the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, say an after-sex pill would be widely accepted by women. The researchers say that it may be a form of abortion – but women would accept and use it anyway! more >>
WASHINGTON – Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took first place in the presidential straw poll at the social conservative Values Voter Summit sponsored by the Family Research Council (FRC), while neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson took the top vice presidential spot, and religious freedom was considered the most important political issue.
"Values voters are looking for those who will refuse to be bound by the 'can't mentality' of the establishment and will challenge the status quo," said Tony Perkins, FRC president. "In short, values voters, many of whom did not fully engage in the last election, are looking for a leader that will inspire them by challenging President Obama and speak clearly and directly to the challenges facing America."
Cruz, whose speech on Friday was interrupted by approximately two dozen hecklers, won with 42 percent of the vote, while Dr. Ben Carson and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) nearly tied for second place with 13 percent (Carson beat Santorum by one vote). Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), considered a front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential primary, came in fourth with 6 percent, while Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) received 5 percent. Of the over 2,200 people registered for the conference, 762 attendees voted. more >>