In the midst of the carnival-like atmosphere of the 2016 election cycle, evangelicals run the risk of allowing one thing to slip their attention: Hillary Clinton’s enthusiastic acceptance of Planned Parenthood’s endorsement and Planned Parenthood’s heightened efforts to expand its abortive territory.
In light of Planned Parenthood’s aspirations to recruit and train “tens of thousands” of persons to further its mission, how should evangelicals respond? In short, we should continue to seek both legal reform and cultural renewal, and should do so not only by articulating the Bible’s teaching about human dignity but also by enumerating the ways abortion corrupts society.
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On Tuesday, the U. S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy support centers to advertise government-funded abortions. During arguments for the case, NIFLA v. Becerra, the court seemed divided, with four of the justices—Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor—signaling that the California law should be upheld, [ Read More ]
In response to recent articles I’ve written in support of unborn babies and in opposition to abortion, one recurrent question has been, “How can you be so certain that an embryo or fetus is a human person with the same type of rights other humans have?” Although some readers are asking for scientific proof, most [ Read More ]
On Tuesday December 12, the good people of Alabama will decide whether to vote for Roy Moore, the Republican candidate who is accused of multiple accounts of inappropriate sexual contact with underage girls. Beside Moore on the ballot is Doug Jones, a pro-abortion candidate who generally supports the policies associated with his party’s secular progressive [ Read More ]
Recently I received a letter from a college student who had registered for a course in “reproductive rights” at a nearby university. Having recently become a Christian, he was revisiting the pro-choice position he’d held up until this point. In the letter, he asked for my evaluation of the pro-choice position. Given the fact that [ Read More ]
Recently, President Trump announced that he was withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Paris climate agreement that aims to counteract global warming by reducing carbon emissions. He did so, according to U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, even though he believes climate change is real and is caused in part by pollutants. The response to [ Read More ]
In 1998, at the age of 24, I left the United States for the first time in order to become a university instructor in Kazan, Russia. Kazan is a breathtakingly beautiful city that is best known internationally for having been the home, for a short while, of both Lenin and Tolstoy. It is also a cultural [ Read More ]
When we ask the question, “What is a Christian view of politics?” we can be tempted to jump straight to party platforms and policy issues. That is, of course, how the conversation proceeds on the radio shows and cable news networks: “What is a Christian perspective on immigration reform?” “Why do Christians oppose abortion but [ Read More ]
Earlier this week, The Telegraph and the Daily Mail reported that a Dutch family had to hold down their mother, as she fought against being euthanized by her doctor. The (now deceased) patient’s case will be reviewed by the Dutch Courts to determine if doctors can be brought to trial for euthanizing a patient “in [ Read More ]
Pro-Life Week 2017 Panel Discussion (Bruce Ashford, Trillia Newbell, Amber Lehman, Stephen Wade) This week is “Pro-Life Week 2017” at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Here at Southeastern, we promote a whole-life pro-life ethic. Unborn lives matter. Born lives matter. Black lives matter. Brown lives matter. White lives matter. Over the course of the year at [ Read More ]