Former President George W. Bush receives a pro-life award this weekend from Legatus, an organization of Catholic business professionals. The honor raises an essential question: What does it mean to be pro-life?
After accepting an anti-abortion commercial from an evangelical organization, CBS rejected a humor-driven commercial from a gay dating site in which two apparently straight men make out as they celebrate a touchdown.
What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.
The substitution of "baby" for "fetus" in the debate over born-alive bills is just another way for opponents of abortion to derail the abortion debate by blurring the lines between abortion and infanticide.
Every woman has different life circumstances. Every pregnancy produces different challenges. Who is more able to assess the moral validity of every woman's abortion? I certainly don't think it's the Archbishop.