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Unstringing the Violinist

  Judith Jarvis Thompson's Violinist Argument Isn't a Good Defense of Aboriton               I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard Judith Jarvis Thompson’s famous “Violinist” argument.  I was driving south on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles listening to a radio talk-show.  It shook me up so much I almost had to pull over. 

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2014

The Death of Humanness

  Life Unworthy of Life?             Twenty years ago I made a preposterous prediction.  I repeated it 12 years later in an issue of Solid Ground.  I echoed it a third time in a Townhall column two years following.  Sadly, last week it came to pass, virtually to the letter.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2012

What Does Exodus 21:22 Say about Abortion?

  The Torah’s teaching about accidental “miscarriage” has been hotly contested concerning the value of the unborn.  Is the passage pro-life or pro-abortion?  Here are the facts.  You decide.         Most attempts to argue against abortion from biblical texts are misdirected.  In the absence of scriptural references specifically to abortion, Christian pro-lifers quote equivocal passages.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2010

Responsible Science and Stem Cell Research

  Ethical Stem Cell Research: A Mass of Misconceptions On March 9, 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order entitled “Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells.”[i] The president’s order explicitly revoked President Bush’s Executive Order 13435 that, among other things, clarified certain limits on federal funding for research involving human embryonic stem cells.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2009

The Confusing Moral Logic of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

  The embryonic stem cell research debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life or pro-abortion—seems to understand the moral logic of its views.       Presumably, people who are pro-life hold their views for a reason and are not just emoting.  The same could be said of pro-choicers.  I’ve long suspected that’s not always the case, though.  The recent debate about embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) confirms my doubts.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2004

Partial-Birth Abortion Is Not about Abortion

  When we justify killing of a fully developed human child through partial-birth abortion, we are not defending abortion.  We’re promoting something much more chilling.  Even the mothers involved know what’s going on.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2004

Vanishing Pro-Life Apologist

  Pro-lifers around the country are getting tight-lipped on abortion.  Here’s why we’re shying away from speaking frankly about the moral crime of the century and how you can be equipped to engage this problem.*       The last few years have witnessed a stunning development in the pro-life movement, one worth considering, especially since this month marks 30 years since the landmark legal decision of Roe v. Wade.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2003

The Confusing Moral Logic of ESCR

  The embryonic stem cell research  debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life or pro-abortion—seems to understand the moral logic of its views.       Presumably, people who are pro-life hold their views for a reason and are not just emoting.  The same could be said of pro-choicers.  I’ve long suspected that’s not always the case, though.  The recent debate about embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) confirms my doubts.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2001

The American Holocaust

  Lynching of Blacks by the KKK. Jewish genocide under the Third Reich. Abortion in America. Do these three have anything in common?       Early this fall, the campus of the University of Kansas was rocked by a controversy that made headlines in the national press.  Two pro-life groups--the Center for Bioethical Reform and Heartland Life Network--had posted a "pictorial essay" at a prominent crossroads on campus.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 1998

Can a Soul be Cloned?

      The cloning confusion continues.       Doctor Richard Seed, a cum laude graduate from Harvard with a Ph.D. in physics, has promised to produce the first human clone in less than two years in a clinic in the Chicago area, if he gets funded.       "We are going to become one with God," he boasted.  "We are going to have almost as much knowledge and almost as much power as God."[1]

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 1998