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ethics daily article addressing doug phillips’ position on ectopic pregnancy

Bob Allen at Ethics Daily has published an article today addressing Doug Phillips’ position on ectopic pregnancy.  Hopefully this will get wide circulation and homeschooling moms will realize how many solidly 100% pro-life people find his views to be abhorant.  I am in the process of researching and writing about this again as new information is forthcoming.  Just so you will know, as I have shared his articles with pro-life leaders around the country, the first response is always disbelief.  I will keep you updated…….



  Katy wrote @

His position reminds me of a quote by Martin Luther, “”If they become tired or even die, that does not matter. Let them die in childbirth, that’s why they are there.”

  Cindy K wrote @


I have not been able to find that quote in context. Everywhere I’ve seen that — and my investigation is certainly not comprehensive — it is always an unreferenced quote. As far as I can tell, because it is not connected to a body of work or a letter, we cannot really determine what he had to say.

Luther did say some choice things about certain groups that I find to be wrong, wrong, wrong. But he looked upon his wife as his partner in ministry and as God’s great gift to him. (The “partner in ministry” was a comment from a Lutheran -LCA- pastor and I believe it is also supported from what I read about Luther.) For all we know, Luther could have been describing the horrible attitude of despicable men and those who only regard their wives as little more then their “reabsorbed rib,” spawn producers and chief cook/bottle washers.

We just don’t know what he meant in context. Maybe God has every man say something awful like this so that we will not be so inclined to hero worship that we follow so strongly. We are all fallible and none is righteous outside of the Salvation of Jesus Christ.

  thatmom wrote @

Cindy, Clay was as happy as I was to see Bob Allen address this topic. We are both in awe that people we known personally have not done their research and are citing Kim in a Shoe’s “statistics” and “research” as the standard. I am working on an article for this blog on Samaritan Ministries’ publishing of her article in their recent newsletter. I have contacted 5 national pro-life groups and all of them are dumbfounded and barely known how to respond. It will be interesting to see how they do. Most of them had never even heard of Vision Forum and none of them had heard of Samaritan Ministries so they may not see these groups as as consequential as I do since they are more well known within homeschooling circles and that is where the real danger lies. More on this later…. (I answered you in both places, Cindy.)

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