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September 2019

Forcing our Religion?

2019-09-08T17:57:27+00:00

Transcript AJ+, Al Jazeera’s flashy face aimed at youth, recently produced a podcast episode of NewsBroke with Francesca Fiorentini making the claim, among others, that American evangelical Christians are attempting to force their religion on the country violating the establishment of religion clause of the First Amendment and the spirit of Jefferson’s desire for a [...]

Forcing our Religion?2019-09-08T17:57:27+00:00

August 2019

Acorns and Embryos

2019-08-28T18:58:53+00:00

TRANSCRIPT Occasionally someone confronts me after a talk with this comment, “The embryo and fetus are not human beings anymore than an acorn is an oak tree.” I even recently saw a form of this claim while studying academic pro-choice authors. The statement often accompanies a stunned disbelief that this basic fact eludes pro-life advocates. [...]

Acorns and Embryos2019-08-28T18:58:53+00:00

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

Are Laws Restricting Abortion Forced Organ Donation?

2019-08-15T18:48:58+00:00

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, (August 1st, 2019) LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE! SYNOPSIS David Boonin’s new book Beyond Roe: Why Abortion Should Be Legal Even if the Fetus Is a Person hits the shelves as the world ramps up the political wars over abortion. The Supreme Court’s ideological make-up may have shifted [...]

Are Laws Restricting Abortion Forced Organ Donation?2019-08-15T18:48:58+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