It is not just pro-life activists that lament the fact that the practice of abortion is rampant in Canada. The practice seems virtually limitless thanks to the concomitant promotion of promiscuity and the vested interest in maintaining the status quo. A practice that drew an extraordinary 1 million signatures in opposition in 1975 (at a [...]
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While hopeful of a united front within the pro-life camp, I have dismissed an incremental approach that takes the form of gestational legislation. Please note, I do think some incremental approaches should be pursued, but not ones that legally discriminate against persons that fall under an arbitrary limit. But I also suggested that any success [...]
In my last post, I suggested a host of problems with pursuing legislation on ‘gestational limits’. They ranged from the principled objection that it would co-operate in an evil act to the pragmatic objection that it would be a pyrrhic victory that would probably save very few, and would likely neuter the pro-life stance ever [...]
In my previous post, I mentioned how pleased I was that the pro-life movement was united around the principle of the sanctity of life from conception. Sadly that does not entail unified action. Its proponents still have to agree on what strategy to take in confronting the systematic attack on life. An agreement on principles [...]
A few weeks ago I was asked by LifeSiteNews for my opinion on the moral validity of pursuing legislation that would set gestational or “upper limits” on abortion. These laws would aim at limiting the number of abortions by forbidding abortion after a certain gestational period, e.g. 20 weeks. [At 20 weeks, it has been [...]
During my days as a pacifist I often heard, and occasionally made, comments suggesting that Christian participation in war is not much different, if at all, than Christian participation in abortion. There’s no rational way to support one and not support the other–to be “consistently pro-life” one ought to be against both. I’m not going [...]
Here at The Bayview Review we aim to champion conservative values and ideas, that’s no secret. We do this for two reasons. First, we think that, in general, conservatives get most things right. That is, our aim is to advance true beliefs and conservatism is what allows for that in the most straightforward way. The [...]
At The Bayview Review you are going to find all sorts of arguments for particular conclusions; reasons to think that some view of the world is wrong. But isn’t this whole endeavor misguided? After all, don’t we now live in a postmodern society that no longer values arguments and specifically rejects the idea that we [...]
Recently Gary Gutting, Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame, posted an interesting article, “Does it Matter Whether God Exists?” on the New York Times philosophy blog The Stone. In it he considers the merits of John Gray’s argument that belief in God does not really matter when it comes to religion. Yes, you read that [...]
By Scott Masson, Dept. of English, Tyndale University College Fellow, Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity My Christian life began in the midst of two controversies in the Anglican evangelical world of St. John’s College, Durham: one surrounding the recent ordination of women as priests, the other the call to give homosexual relationships a similar sanction.