Why Indiana’s Recent Anti-Abortion Law Should Be Struck Down

UPDATE: A few days after I posted this a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction for the law after considering arguments against it by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. Some of the arguments are parallel to mine, although the explicit reference to privacy isn't there. Planned Parenthood also addressed parts of the law I didn't. See the … Continue reading Why Indiana’s Recent Anti-Abortion Law Should Be Struck Down

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On Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment

In the wake of the recent horrific tragedy in Orlando, the issue of gun ownership has re-emerged in the United States. Although I support gun control legislation, I’m interested here not in the details of policy (which isn’t to dismiss them as unimportant) but rather in the way we in the US tend to think … Continue reading On Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment

A Response to D. Stephen Long’s Advocacy of Waiting

In the wake of the United Methodist Church's recent General Conference, D. Stephen Long wrote a short, thoughtful piece defending the proposal of the Council of Bishops that the conference formally adopted. That position, in brief, is to table the discussion and deliberation about the church's position on sexuality until a special committee can be formed to study the … Continue reading A Response to D. Stephen Long’s Advocacy of Waiting