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What the Admitting Privileges Debate Tells Us About Those Who Kill Babies for a Living

Jul 24, 2020 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Abortion in the News

I came upon an interesting discovery this month while doing background research for my article on abortion in Ireland. The article itself focused on the massive uptick in Irish abortions following legalization, but it also took me to the most recent state-level efforts to regulate abortion in the U.S.—including the Louisiana admitting privileges ordinance that was just revoked by the Supreme Court. It was the Court’s first abortion-related case since 2016, though we might say that it was the same abortion-related case—except that the 2016 iteration emerged from Texas.

On the one hand, it shouldn’t surprise us that in both 2016 (Whole Woman’s Health) and 2020 (June Medical Services), the Supreme Court came to the same conclusion. In both cases, it ruled against the state ordinance which required anyone who performs or induces an abortion to have active admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. In 2016, it was a 5-3 decision (following the death of Justice Scalia). In 2018, it was 5-4. What is surprising…

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It Turns Out Abortion Laws Do Matter

Jul 16, 2020 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Abortion in the News

Abortion had been declining among residents of Ireland for 10 straight years, until 2019. Total resident abortions suddenly jumped from 2,879 in 2018 to 6,959 in 2019. That’s an increase of 142%. What could possibly account for such a huge jump in total abortions? Actually, that’s easy. Abortion was legalized in the Republic of Ireland in 2018. The new law went into effect on January 1, 2019. Instead of having to traverse the Irish Sea to obtain an abortion in the UK, Irish mothers can now abort their unborn children right in their own backyard—and the government pays for each and every one. Not surprisingly, total abortions increased dramatically. 

Something similar happened in Northern Ireland as well. After a decade of steady abortion declines, the United Kingdom decided in 2017 to start paying for abortions for residents of Northern Ireland. Prior to this, women from Northern Ireland—where abortion was illegal—could have an abortion in England or Wales but had to pay for it themselves.…

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Planned Parenthood Kills Black Babies. Legally. En Masse.

Jun 03, 2020 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Abortion Arguments

Planned Parenthood did something remarkable this week. You might call it appalling—not necessarily for the substance of the message—but for the context in which it was made. Yesterday, of course, was #blackouttuesday. Anyone with an active Instagram presence already knows as much. And while there was some confusion as to what the precise message waseven at the highest levels—the gist of it was fairly simple. Violence against black lives—specifically, police violence—will not be tolerated. 

In light of the sweeping wave of blackout posts, I got to wondering about Planned Parenthood. Would the largest abortion business in America dare to join the angry and grieving masses by posting that simple black square? As it turns out, they did and they didn’t. Planned Parenthood doesn’t have a corporate Instagram account, but many of their affiliates do. The Instagram account for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund did not post…

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Abortion in the Age of Coronavirus

Apr 24, 2020 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Abortion in the News

It’s a strange time when churches and abortion clinics are both suing the federal government for ostensibly the same thing. Namely, the right to stay open. Then again, we may be living through the most quintessentially strange time in modern history—and nobody knows when it will end or what will emerge on the backside. Life lessons have been ours in abundance; consensus has not. The ever-shifting COVID-19 containment measures have become every bit as contentious as abortion itself. One man’s “essential” is another man’s “superfluous,” and vice versa. Hence the lawsuits. 

Those who oppose abortion are outraged at the notion that an elective procedure could be deemed a medical necessity, just as those who support abortion insist that easy access is more essential during a pandemic than at any other time in history. The outrage on both sides demonstrates again that we little understand our ideological opponents—which is worth considering. Ironically, many of the principles being used to justify this forced (“anti-choice”) lockdown are the same ones that are routinely flouted when the context…

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Abortion on the Rise for the First Time since 2006

Jan 22, 2020 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Abortion in the News

Forty-seven years ago, today, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that all state prohibitions against abortion were unconstitutional—on the dubious assertions that (1) nobody knows when life begins and (2) the right to privacy includes the right to hire someone to “privately” execute your unborn child. Five decades later, the decision rendered by those seven men—which was supposed to put the abortion issue to rest once and for all—remains the most contentious verdict in American history. In fact, America is even more divided over abortion now than it was in 1973, when abortion managed to slip in through the back door. I suspect there will still be years of struggle ahead, but enough people are now awake to this injustice to ensure that abortion will never win the day. No lie can live forever.

That being said, it looks as if the United States' 12 straight years of declining abortion numbers have come to an end. For the last nine years I have used state-level abortion…

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Abortion, Righteousness, and the Proclamation of the Gospel

Nov 06, 2019 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Christian Living

I had the opportunity to speak last month at Faith Bible Church in Murrieta, CA. And before I go any further, let me just say what a blessing it was. Having grown accustomed to churches who want nothing to do with the abortion issue, their show of kindness and support was truly remarkable. And for that I am grateful! But since I don’t do a lot of speaking engagements—particularly of the 45-minute variety—I don’t have a selection of canned messages from which to pull from. As such, I had to prepare something from scratch, or nearly so. The title of my message wound up being “Abortion and the Gospel,” and though its first three-quarters covered territory I’d traversed before, the conclusion explored a line of thinking I had yet to articulate. I’d like to flesh that out more here—and as I told the folks at FBC, there’s a good chance I’m going to say some things you won’t necessarily agree with, but my hope is that you’ll consider the claims I make about Christ and the claims I make about the gospel in light of the gospel accounts themselves. 

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