Monday, December 01, 2008

Can the Pro-Life position be defended on secular grounds?

Tom Clark, of the Center for Naturalism, says no. Yet many of the pro-life arguments seem not to be especially religious.


IlĂ­on said...

Who cares what Tom Clark, of the Center for Naturalism -- which implies not only that he's constitutionally intellectually dishonest, but also that he's also professionally intellectually dishonest -- thinks?

For, after all, the very question as asked is intellectually dishonest -- he simultaneously assumes and asserts that there is something "wrong" with making a religious-based anti-abortion argument.

Amusingly enough, Nat Hentoff -- who is an atheist -- is a long-time foe of the abortion regime.

Helm Hammerhand said...

Attorney Wesley J Smith has very effectively countered "The Culture of Death's arguments." He does not argue from a religious stand point.

I feel natural law is an effective platform from which to opppose the pro-death movements. Natural Law was not originally rooted in any particuliar religious system.


Kyle Cupp said...

Yes. In particular, I think the ethics of hospitality found in some postmodernist projects give reason against the violence of abortion.