The Brave New World of Sex-Selection Technologies

Do you want girl or a boy? Throughout human history, expectant couples have been asked that question. Now, the question comes with a new twist–advanced technologies that can actually come close to guaranteeing a child of a specific gender. But this technology comes at an unacceptably high moral cost.

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The Culture of Death at the National Press Club

Kate Michelman is going out with a bang. President of “NARAL Pro-Choice America” for almost twenty years, Michelman addressed the National Press Club this week and delivered an address that shows she has learned nothing about the sanctity of human life during her tenure at the nation’s leading pro-abortion organization.

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Gen. Wesley Clark Goes to War for Abortion

When Wesley Clark, a retired Army four-star general, announced his run for the Democratic presidential nomination, the Washington Post was moved to comment that Clark is “a work in progress.” That much remains clear after several months on the campaign trail. On issues ranging from war in Iraq to abortion to economic policy, Clark still appears like a man looking for a platform even as he runs for the nation’s highest office.

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The Ethics of Sex-Selection: A View from Britain

Human beings now demand to be masters of our own fate, lords of our own biology, and propose to claim absolute sovereignty over our own sexuality. Increasingly, this is extended to an absolute “right” of reproduction and complete control over the reproduction process–including the decision whether to have a girl or a boy.

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Have Conservatives ‘Won’ the Abortion War?

William Saletan is convinced that both sides in the abortion controversy have missed the really big development of the last thirty years–the fact that the conservatives won the abortion war. The conservatives won? Abortion on demand remains the law of the land, the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 is already tied up in the courts, and abortion remains the most common surgical procedure performed in America. This is victory?

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The Culture of Death Takes One on the Chin

“For years, a terrible form of violence has been directed against children who are inches from birth, while the law looked the other way. Today, at last, the American people and our government have confronted the violence and come to the defense of the innocent child.” With those words, President George W. Bush signed into law the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003.

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News on the Abortion Front: It’s Headline Friday

We live in an age of distraction and artificial controversies. The most important news is often buried in the back pages of the newspaper–if covered at all. The truly significant developments of recent days relate to the sanctity of human life and the scandal of abortion, and to those developments we now turn.

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The Execution of Justice: The Real Meaning of Paul Hill

The state of Florida executed Paul Hill last night, thus putting an end to his life, but not to the controversy he came to represent. He went to the execution chamber without regret or remorse, and stated that he would kill more abortionists if given the opportunity.

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Russia Rethinks Abortion: What About America?

“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia,” said Winston Churchill. “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Churchill made this evaluation in 1939 as Europe exploded in war. Some things never change, and Russia remains an enigma, still capable of surprises.

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Will New Technologies Mean the End of Abortion?

Thirty years later, it is now clear that the U. S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision marks the onset of the nation’s full-blown culture war. Since then, more than 40-million babies have been murdered, and Roe still stands. The decision represents a breathtaking exhibition of judicial arrogance. The Court’s majority was determined to legalize abortion, and the decision was just a legal rationalization for imposing this new “right.”

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