About Nathan Apodaca

Nathan is a regular contributor for the Human Defense Initiative. He has also written or is currently writing for the Life Training Institute, Campus Reform, Let Them Live, and has been featured on the Daily Wire.

January 2020

Are Pro-Lifers Who Own Guns Hypocrites?

2020-01-13T15:48:49+00:00

Another assertion has become commonplace in discussions of abortion. Pro-lifers who own firearms, or support military actions abroad are misled at best, and at worst, hypocrites. The critic assumes that any inconsistently held pro-life beliefs are evidence pro-lifers aren't actually motivated by a desire to protect human life, but rather a desire to control women's [...]

Are Pro-Lifers Who Own Guns Hypocrites?2020-01-13T15:48:49+00:00

December 2019

November 2019

Potential Persons or Potential Problems?

2019-11-14T20:52:29+00:00

Does recognizing such an obligation in the context of pregnancy involve treating women as incubators or ‘fetal containers’? Surely not: If I am a pregnant woman, it is no more treating me as an incubator to expect me to respect my baby’s body and allow it to remain within my own than it is treating the baby’s father as a cradle to expect him to avoid violent, reckless or negligent treatment of the baby after birth. At least until such time as other carers can take over, it is reasonable to expect those supporting a child to continue to do so, and in any case, to avoid deliberate harm and/or harmful bodily incursions on the child.

Potential Persons or Potential Problems?2019-11-14T20:52:29+00:00

August 2019

MERELY PRO-LIFE OR MERELY PRO-BIRTH? Part 2

2019-08-27T22:33:55+00:00

In part one, I addressed the claim that pro-lifers aren’t truly “pro-life” unless they care for children and adults after birth. The claim is irrelevant and simply excuses not interacting with the pro-lifer’s arguments. It is also demonstrably false.

MERELY PRO-LIFE OR MERELY PRO-BIRTH? Part 22019-08-27T22:33:55+00:00

Merely Pro-Life or Merely Pro-Birth?

2019-08-14T16:53:06+00:00

Over the past several years as political tensions and sloganeering have escalated in the culture and on social media, a revived version of the “seamless garment” argument for abortion has been leveled at pro-life advocates. Critics will assert that pro-life advocates are hypocrites at best and deceivers at worst because of their exclusive focus on [...]

Merely Pro-Life or Merely Pro-Birth?2019-08-14T16:53:06+00:00