CultureWatch

Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Time To Stop Baby Buying

Aug 1, 2014

An indication of a society that has lost its way is how poorly it treats its most vulnerable members. And they don’t come much more vulnerable than helpless babies. When babies are treated with disdain and contempt, then you know

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Surrogacy Versus Adoption

Jun 29, 2014

I have written often before about surrogacy and the many concerns one can have over the practice. As it gets more and more popular, many more adults are checking into it. Indeed, with an increasing number of celebrities using surrogacy,

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Red Lights About Surrogacy

Jun 22, 2014

Like many other new means of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), surrogacy is claimed to help women, and be a great social good. But a closer look at surrogacy reveals that there are certainly some darker sides to the whole practice,

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More Twisted Tales From the Pink Rainbow

Oct 29, 2013

With militant homosexual activism growing in ferocity and intensity by the day, so too are the stories of bizarre and downright frightening homosexualist moonbattery. It is utterly staggering how so many governments, businesses and others have jumped onto the homosexual

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Surrogacy and Scripture

Sep 17, 2013

As advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies continue to take place, more and more couples are taking advantage of these new means to have children. Surrogacy is one such method. While there are various types of surrogacy now available, they all

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Surrogacy and the Interests of Children

Jun 3, 2013

Surrogacy is on the rise around the world. This means of obtaining children is becoming more and more popular, with more and more desperate adults turning to it. A surrogate mother of course agrees to carry the baby for another

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Fractured Families and Social Engineering

Jan 1, 2013

We live in an age of ever escalating rights’ claims, but with ever decreasing emphasis on responsibility and obligation. Every day new claims to rights are being heard, often just pulled out of the hat. And each new day sees

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Surrogacy: Greed and Need

Dec 5, 2012

The desire for children is normal and healthy. But the willingness to use any means available to have children is not always so healthy – for all those involved.  In an age of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), we have

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Babies and Barbarism

May 8, 2012

There are all sorts of terrific reasons to have an abortion:
-to advance your career;
-to be rid of “burdens”;
-to be able to make more money;
-to be “free”;
-to live a convenient and happy-go-lucky life; and so on.

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Sex-Selection Abortion

Mar 28, 2012

We have known for some decades now that in a number of countries, notably China and India, sex-selection abortions have been taking place at an alarming rate, with worrying trends in gender imbalance as a result. Perhaps most cultures throughout

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RU486 Deaths

Mar 26, 2012

The first adult death in Australia attributed to the abortion drug RU486 has made headlines recently. Here is how a report in the Australian begins: “Australia has had its first death of a woman using the abortion pill to terminate

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Australian Eugenics?

Mar 11, 2012

A major part of the eugenics agenda has always been the sterilisation of those considered to be unfit for procreating. To weed out undesirables and to create a perfect race, the selection of some for sterilisation – and worse –

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Infanticide Again

Feb 28, 2012

When academics call for baby killing, you know we have reached the outer limits of the moral atmosphere. Our mighty intellects, who are supposed to be training the next generation both mentally and morally, are often instead doing a great

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Killing Babies to Have Babies

Aug 24, 2011

When you combine moral relativism, a war on truth, out-of-control radical individualism, and a pro-death culture, you get the madness that passes for our daily newspaper headlines. Indeed, it can be argued that as we lose the ability to think

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Recommended Reading in Bioethics

Jul 5, 2011

Daily headlines speak to the enormous impact the new bio-technologies are having on all of us. Whether it is a breakthrough in genetic engineering, stem cell research, or yet another new means in assisted reproductive technologies, science and technology are

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Peter Singer’s Twisted Ethics

May 6, 2011

singer 1I was absolutely gobsmacked to read this headline: “Child’s life is the best Mother’s Day gift.” And I was further bowled over to read the next line: “Eight million deaths a year can be prevented – we only have to

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