Centro Tepeyac v. Montgomery County: Great Outcome but Flawed Reasoning

Last month, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland ruled in Centro Tepeyac v. Montgomery County (Mo Co) that Mo Co can’t force Centro Tepeyac and other pro-life centers to post pro-abortion signs on their property.  For procedural reasons, this case has gone back and forth several … [Read more...]

Another Round: My Debate with a Pro-Abortion Libertarian

J.D. Bridges of TowardLiberty.com and I have been having an ongoing debate about libertarianism and abortion. Bridges has consistently maintained that “a woman has a property right in her body” and so “abortion … is not murder but really eviction.” In both my responses, I’ve countered that, … [Read more...]

My Debate with a Pro-Abortion Libertarian

The past two weeks, J.D. Bridges of TowardLiberty.com and I have been having an interesting debate about libertarianism and abortion. Our debate started with my article “2014’s March for Life: C’mon, Libertarians!,” which argued that libertarians should view all abortions as violations of unborn … [Read more...]

My Response to a Libertarian Case for Abortion

Over at TowardLiberty.com, J.D. Bridges responded to my recent article “2014’s March for Life: C’mon Libertarians” with his interesting article “No Libertarian Case for Abortion?” My article made a libertarian case against abortion, but Bridges argued “a woman has a property right in her body” and … [Read more...]

2014’s March for Life: C’mon, Libertarians!

With 2014’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., approaching on January 22nd, I ask: Will many libertarians attend? A recent Cato Institute study said 37% of libertarians are pro-life, versus 31% of Democrats, 45% of independents, and 68% of Republicans. Many libertarians believe the false claims … [Read more...]

Pew’s New Survey Gives Pro-Lifers Some Hope

Recently, the Pew Research Center released a report on a survey of US adults’ opinions on the morality of various issues relating to the unborn. As shown below, about half of the respondents believed abortion was morally wrong, but low percentages claimed embryonic stem cell research and the use of … [Read more...]

Errors Galore in Centro Tepeyac v. Montgomery County

Centro Tepeyac, a pro-life center in Montgomery County (Mo Co), Maryland, is officially a First Amendment martyr.  On July 3, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled in Centro Tepeyac v. Montgomery County that Mo Co can force Centro Tepeyac and other pro-life centers to post … [Read more...]

Say What? Linguistic High Ground in Political Debates

The development of debating skills is vital for advocates of liberty, as political discussions are a primary method of influencing others’ opinions. However, debates have a nasty habit of getting bogged down in squabbles over the definitions of particular words. Fights over the definition of a … [Read more...]

Abortion and Gun Control: Any Hope for Change?

The shocking trial of abortion provider Kermit Gosnell, who allegedly snipped the necks of babies in a filthy clinic, has stirred outrage even among abortion supporters.  Meanwhile, following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT, in December 2012, the Senate recently rejected a … [Read more...]

“Weighing” Consciences: Religious Enough to Be Free?

On February 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on its contraception/abortifacient mandate.  HHS claims the proposed rules adequately “accommodate” religious liberty by exempting employers who are religiously-affiliated, such as … [Read more...]