The Hobby Lobby Case: If Rights Really Mean We Get Free Stuff, Then Why Haven’t We Heard This Before?

The First Amendment is as follows: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. So, this is understood as the articulation of the right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of press. Did the First Amendment mean that Congress was supposed to provide Read more […]

It’s the Body Count That Counts in the ‘War on Women’

With the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision being marked this past week, it might be an auspicious time to check in on that “War on Women.” The phrase was concocted by liberals during the last presidential election to characterize conservatives and the Republican Party in general. The notion liberals were trying to convey was that conservatives were attempting to pass laws allegedly restricting women’s “right to choose,” keeping them out of the work force and preventing Read more […]

The Way A Cadre Of Rape-Conceived Anti-Abortion Champions Are Changing The Conversation

I was pretty shocked to see this story at Business Insider: “Inside The World Of Anti-Abortion Activists Who Were Conceived In Rape And Incest.” I knew there were people who were conceived by rape whose mothers refused to abort them. What I didn’t know was that they are having a real effect on changing minds and hearts. Libertarian blogger Andrew Klavan writes at the conservative site Truth Revolt on Thursday that the women in these photos helped change his mind about abortion. He now Read more […]