A Fundamental Flaw with “Abolish Human Abortion”

Written by Clinton Wilcox on Tuesday, 16 July 2013.

A Fundamental Flaw with “Abolish Human Abortion”

Editor's Note: Many pro-lifers, especially conservative Protestants, have noticed the emergence on social media of a new organization referring to itself as "Abolish Human Abortion." Many of us were initially enthusiastic about the quality and conciseness of the message they put out. However, AHA has shown itself to be intentionally insulting, misguided, and wilfully divisive. As such, we are publishing an article by an American pro-life advocate explaining just a few of the many problems with their "ideology."

A Rainbow Over Destruction

Written by Jonathon Van Maren on Wednesday, 03 July 2013.

A Rainbow Over Destruction

Last week, I was in Calgary to give the interns of the anti-abortion organization I work for training and workshop seminars on pro-life strategy and the history of abortion law in Canada. I was planning to do a week of on-the-street activism with them, as well having several meetings and presentations. Unfortunately, several days after my arrival, the pounding rain that had hammered Calgary ceaselessly for weeks rose back up over the river banks, and the Great Calgary Flood of 2013 began in earnest.

Christian Persecution: A Growing Global Threat to Freedom (Part II)

Written by Dr. Alexander Moens on Wednesday, 19 June 2013.

Christian Persecution: A Growing Global Threat to Freedom (Part II)

Editors’ Note:
Dr. Alexander Moens is a professor of political science at Simon Fraser University and attends the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack, British Columbia. A long-time supporter of pro-life initiatives, he spoke at the launch of the New Abortion Caravan in 2012 and has written on the issue as well. Dr. Moens is involved with a number of organizations that seek to support persecuted Christians worldwide, and kindly agreed to write an analysis of the persecution of Christians around the globe for The Reformed Pro-Lifer.

Part II of this article can be found below. Read Part I here.

What lessons do we draw from this attack on Christian religious freedom? First, let us be careful not to commit either of two fallacies. The first is to think of all politics as simply a large conspiracy. In this view, all Muslims are out to conquer the world and all the problems are painted with the same brush. There is much in Islam, especially the later chapters or Surrahs of the Koran that emphasizes conquest and force, but there is also a great deal of variation within Islam and Muslim communities. Within the Muslim world there are arguments and examples that are the opposite of my points above. 

Christian Persecution: A Growing Global Threat to Freedom (Part I)

Written by Dr. Alexander Moens on Friday, 14 June 2013.

Christian Persecution: A Growing Global Threat to Freedom (Part I)

Editors' Note:
Dr. Alexander Moens is a professor of political science at Simon Fraser University and attends the Bethel Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack, British Columbia. A long-time supporter of pro-life initiatives, he spoke at the launch of the New Abortion Caravan in 2012 and has written on the issue as well. Dr. Moens is involved with a number of organizations that seek to support persecuted Christians worldwide, and kindly agreed to write an analysis of the persecution of Christians around the globe for The Reformed Pro-Lifer.

The liberty and order we experience most days in constitutional democratic countries derives from three ingredients: religious, economic, and political freedom. While the latter two are frequent topics of study and literature, the first one is often undervalued even forgotten. It is religious freedom that is under tremendous threat in the world today and scarcely getting the attention it warrants.

Abortion and the Bible: Why Pro-Life?

Written by Jonathon Van Maren on Tuesday, 21 May 2013.

Abortion and the Bible: Why Pro-Life?

As almost every pro-life activist can attest, many conversations about abortion start something like this:

Pro-lifer: "What do you think about abortion?"

Passerby: "Stop forcing your religious values on us! Which church do you go to, anyway?"

It might surprise many, then, (as it certainly surprised me), that so-called "mainstream Protestants" in the US were very pro-abortion prior to Rev. Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority, with groups such as the Southern Baptist Convention publicly stating their support for abortion—and this prior to Roe v. Wade. Many, it seems, take the Bible's apparent silence on abortion to mean tacit support.

Connect with us: