Welcome to the home page of Policy Intersections Research Center.
The basic idea is pretty simple: while we might like to think that many important issues can be treated separately, in actual fact they are closely connected. That is, they intersect. This organization is especially interested in how life issues intersect with liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To put it more directly: ‘limited government’ is itself a life issue, for it is in the great expanse of government where concerns related to abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, etc, are embroiled, hidden in the complexities of bureaucracies and committees, and more. The assault on life, in turn, turns out to be an assault not just on the liberties of the weak and defenseless (eg, the unborn), but the liberties of all of us, and, by natural consequence, our inalienable right to pursue happiness.
Though PIRC has a strong emphasis on life issues, the whole point of the organization is that, in point of fact, they are all related. A defense of life is a defense of liberty. A defense of liberty is a defense of the pursuit of happiness. A defense of pursuit of happiness is a defense of life. And so it goes.
It is our goal to make that argument, help you make that argument, or persuade you by that argument.
PIRC’s Issue Snapshots:
- Issue Snapshot: Genetic Counseling and Eugenics Financed by Tax Payer Dollars
- Issue Snapshot: Intentionally Vague Legislation Allows Young Girls to be Sterilized without Parental Notification or Consent
- Issue Snapshot: The Constitution Enshrines Freedom of Expression, not just Worship
PIRC is a sponsor of Athanatos Christian Ministry’s 2013 Online Apologetics Conference.
More info: www.onlineapologeticsconference.com
Is there a connection between an orthodox Christian faith and one’s views on life issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and assisted suicide? Clearly, there is. However, many times these issues are treated as separate ‘social’ or ‘political’ issues and handled by Christians, including defenders of the Christian faith, as distinct from the Gospel.
What if the Gospel and the sanctity of Life go hand in hand? What if a defense of the faith is impossible unless one is prepared to defend life? It makes sense: According to the Gospel story, Jesus died for all men, while they were still sinners… even before they were born… even before they were conceived. Humans have intrinsic value by virtue of the fact that God made them in His image, but he doubled-down on this by purchasing us by the blood of His only begotten son. How could anyone treat anyone as disposable or expendable if God Himself has assigned them such a high value, and acted accordingly?
Learn more and register: www.onlineapologeticsconference.com