Life on the Web - May 30, 2019

By Lowell Highby

Date: May 29, 2019

Category: Abortion, Family Living, Bioethics, Adoption, Creation, Sexual Purity, Political, Orphan Care, Worldview and Culture

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Abortion

The Worst Argument for Abortion – “You’re Pro-Birth, Not Pro-Life” by John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris – “If pro-lifers are going to oppose the killing of unborn children, we are told over and over again, then we must be willing to take care of these children and their families even after they’re born. And since we don’t, it’s widely assumed and repeated, we have no right to oppose abortion.”

Justice Clarence Thomas Blasts Abortion As A Tool Of Racist Eugenicists by Madeline Osburn

The “Roe” in Roe v. Wade: A Forgotten Voice in the Abortion Debate by Gary DeMar

Women Consider Adoption "More Emotionally Painful" Than Abortion by David Thornton - "But there are bright sides to the Atlantic article that provide encouragement to pro-lifers."

If We Want to Save Babies, We Have to Fix This by Merrie Soltis

A Rape Left Me Pregnant, But I Oppose Rape Exceptions To Abortion Limits by Megan Mishler - "Even many otherwise pro-life people favor an exemption to allow abortion if the mother was a victim of rape or incest. They're trying to be kind, but they're wrong."

Why It Doesn’t Matter For Abortion If Pro-Lifers Don’t Care About People After They’re Born by Kiefer Owens - "Whether pro-life people are saints or bigots, whether or not they support our various political views, we still have to decide whether we are okay with killing the unborn."

3 Negative Consequences From Not Prosecuting Parents For Obtaining Abortions by Georgi Boorman and James Silberman - "Pro-lifers have unintentionally sowed the seeds of injustice by exempting mothers who get abortions from prosecution. They, too, should face consequences." What are your thoughts on this article?

Adoption

Audio: Underwater - Being a parent is hard work, but being an adoptive parent offers another set of challenges. Join us to find comfort, encouragement and a new perspective though Jesus Christ on how to be that special adoptive parent. This discussion will be a lifeline to those parents who think they are drowning and need to be rescued.

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus explains why he wrote about giving his daughter up for adoption in new memoir by Stephanie Nolasco

Bioethics

When GMO Children Have Children – Playing God with the Human Race by John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris – “Orson Scott Card’s science fiction novel, ‘Ender’s Shadow’ is a favorite of some of our staff. In it, a twelve-year-old’s medical condition gives him superhuman brilliance. Only after helping mankind win the war against an insectoid alien invader does Julian Delphiki discover he’s the product of a genetic experiment that unlocked the full potential of the human brain.”

Creation

Telescopes & Telos - The End of Science & the Beginning of Wisdom by James M. Kushiner

Family Living

The Bedroom and the Pew – Religious Couples Are the Most Satisfied by John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris – “One of our world’s most persistent myths is that religion is the enemy of good sex … The message is clear: Faith and tradition are shackles that must be shed if we are to enjoy the kind of freedom the sexual revolution promises. But here’s the truth: It’s a false promise—as false as the idea that religion puts a damper on sex …”

The History Of Humankind Proves Masculinity Is A Powerful Positive Good by Thane Bellomo - "Instead of insisting men and women are the same in every way, we must remember their complementary differences led to mankind’s flourishing."

Orphan Care

Audio: Debunking the myths around foster caring for Foster Care Fortnight - From England.

Political

Netflix intimidates Georgia over heartbeat abortion ban

Republicans behave like they’re dealing with the same old Democratic Party – They are so wrong by Steve Deace

Sexual Purity

California’s sex ed guidelines are “shocking” and “medically risky” for kids, teacher says by Melissa Barnhart, CP Reporter

Video: Is Sex Bad? // Woman to Woman 'Be Real' Series // Emma Waring & Nia Cerise

Worldview and Culture

Megachurches Discovering Liturgy & Traditional Christianity? by Gene Veith

The Church’s “Salvage Wolves” Problem by Gary DeMar

Last harvest: Small farms wonder if this year could be the last by Tom Lyden

 LCMS Life Ministry “News and Notes” – Spring 2019 newsletter

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