Roe vs. Wade: Forty Years Later (Audio)

The Ayn Rand Institute has just released the first episode of their new podcast Eye to Eye which focuses on Abortion and Roe vs. Wade. From their website: On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court handed down the decision on the landmark case of Roe v....

Grasping the essence of the abortion issue

The two key issues to focus on are: the nature of a fetus, and the nature of individual rights. The first issue to grasp is the difference between potential and actual. A fetus is not an actual human being, but is human tissue. A fetus is only a potential human being,...

What motivates women who crusade against abortion?

What motivates women who crusade against abortion? I’ve always wondered this. I think the American philosopher Ayn Rand identifies their motivation. It is not love, but hatred. Writes Rand: “I cannot project the degree of hatred required to make those...

Does a fetus have a right to be inside the body of the woman?

A fetus does not have a right to be in the womb of any woman, but is there by her permission. This permission may be revoked by the woman at any time, because her womb is part of her body. Permissions are not rights. There is no such thing as the right to live inside...

Former President Jimmy Carter: Wrong on Abortion

by Michael J. Hurd Former President Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, recently expressed these views on abortion: “I never have believed that Jesus Christ would approve of abortions and that was one of the problems I had when I was President, having to uphold Roe v. Wade, and...