Dyer, Justin
8 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Justin Dyer is professor of political science and director of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri.

Contact: dyerjb@missouri.edu


Wrong Then, Wrong Now: The Fake Abortion History of Roe v. Wade

The history put forward in abortion litigation by advocates of abortion has never been about history. By their own admission, they "fudge it as necessary," keeping up "the guise of impartial scholarship while advancing the proper ideological goals."

Date posted: 2021-10-03

Eugenics and Other Evils

The eugenic search for good genes comes at the cost of human dignity and human equality, and leaves by the wayside the dogma of the sanctity of human life. Rather than warning us that eugenics can happen here, Thomas's dissent lays out the case that it already has happened here, and the state has a compelling interest in preventing its return.

Date posted: 2019-06-14

What's the Difference Between Abortion and Infanticide?

Is an infant, marked for abortion but delivered alive, even in tragic circumstances, a person whom the law ought to protect?

Date posted: 2019-02-09

Sexually Violent Predator Laws and Indefinite Confinement: Insights from C.S. Lewis

Sexually violent predator laws permit the indefinite confinement of persons who have already served a sentence for their crime. They are a perfect example of what C.S. Lewis called the humanitarian theory of punishment, replacing punishment and desert with treatment and therapy.

Date posted: 2017-07-31

Federal Policies on Transgender Students: Serving Neither the Community, the Family, nor the Transgender Student

The recent "Dear Colleague" letter from the Departments of Justice and Education relies on an ideology of expressive individualism to handle issues of gender identity. It does so to the detriment of community, family, and those it intends to serve. It also eliminates one of the most basic and universally accepted forms of privacy.

Date posted: 2016-07-10

Understanding the Slavery-Abortion Analogy

In both Dred Scott and Roe, the justices of the Supreme Court had to decide what it means to be a person, whether human beings can be considered property, and what it means to be deprived of liberty. They got it wrong both times.

Date posted: 2014-03-19

Abortion After Tiller

A new documentary on late-term abortion providers shows us that the abortion debate is much more about why life is valuable than about when human life begins.

Date posted: 2013-07-19

Reckoning with Roe v. Wade

While of course no serious or compassionate person today would advocate making abortion a capital offense, as Farr did, every embryology textbook would confirm what doctors like Samuel Farr knew in the eighteenth-century -- that abortion kills an actual human being.

Date posted: 2011-02-19