Quite a Fortnight, with more religious-liberty questions than before

It’s appropriate, no matter which side one supports, that the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage came down during Fortnight for Freedom. It also came just a couple of days after this blog linked to a provocative speech on the difference between freedom of worship and freedom of religion. The marriage decision seems to bump into… Read More Quite a Fortnight, with more religious-liberty questions than before

Life & marriage & equal protection

You may have heard that the Supreme Court handed down a significant decision today regarding marriage. Like everyone else, I have an opinion. 1) I have endorsed the Manhattan Declaration and will continue to do so. 2) I’m Catholic, and I’m with Pope Francis (among others) on this one. 3) Five justices agreed that marriage… Read More Life & marriage & equal protection

States vs. DC, Roe v. Wade, & Blackmun vs. history

Happy Harry Blackmun week! The man who wrote Roe v. Wade was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court 44 years ago this week. Call it an observance rather than a celebration. Don’t pile all the blame on him, though. He had six colleagues sign on with him to the decision. If Blackmun’s appalling handiwork were… Read More States vs. DC, Roe v. Wade, & Blackmun vs. history

Support for rushed abortions drops; Roe fan calls for free speech

Two particular items in the news feed this morning warrant attention, no matter where you are post-Roe. Drive-through abortions losing public support Among the abortion regulations gaining traction in various states is a 24-hour waiting period between the time a woman gets medical counseling for an abortion and the time the abortion is induced. I… Read More Support for rushed abortions drops; Roe fan calls for free speech