Peter Singer

Biden vs. Bork, 1988: Democrats Smear a SCOTUS Nominee

Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the May 1988 print edition of Crisis. It has been edited for brevity. Many people have asked me what it was like to live through the nomination and hearings of my husband, Robert Bork. I usually answer that it was like being besieged in a battle where the reinforcements [...]

Legitimizing the Killing of Innocent Life

Many commentators have perceived that the New York State law that legalizes infanticide when a child has survived a late-term abortion is a watershed. This was certainly buttressed by both the State’s celebratory lighting up of the Freedom Tower building after its passage and the subsequent public justification of infanticide by Virginia’s governor (a pediatrician, [...]

Can You Handle the Truth?

Any guess as to the leading cause of death? Heart disease… cancer… smoking… obesity? Not even close. At over 56 million deaths annually, the worldwide loss of life from abortion exceeds that of the top ten leading causes of death combined. Half of those—roughly 28 million deaths—are from legal abortions. Twenty-eight million people. That exceeds [...]

Of Daleks and Utilitarians

  Instructing doctors to kill the dying rather than waiting for them to die is icky. But think of the quality of the organs they could donate! This is the argument some Belgian transplant surgeons used to justify taking organs from patients who had just chosen to be euthanased. Creating rabbit-man chimeras for experimentation seems like [...]

LifeSiteNews has just published a story containing, to my mind, the surest sign of a decadent culture.  The chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town, David Benatar, has pubished a book, "Better To Never Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence."  The basic argument is this:  Human existence necessarily [...]

The Surest Sign of a Decadent Culture

LifeSiteNews has just published a story containing, to my mind, the surest sign of a decadent culture.  The chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town, David Benatar, has pubished a book, "Better To Never Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence."  The basic argument is this:  Human existence necessarily [...]

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