November 2019

The Myth of Neutrality On Abortion Law

2019-11-08T23:02:26+00:00

Transcript In the movie Highlander we are told in the battle of immortals there can be only one. One will survive, and all other competitors will die. I was reminded of this when reading how U.S. District Judge Paul Englemeyer ruled that it is unconstitutional and coercive for the Trump administration to protect the conscience [...]

The Myth of Neutrality On Abortion Law2019-11-08T23:02:26+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

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

July 2019

Overpopulation

2019-07-27T00:22:33+00:00

TRANSCRIPT During a recent Q&A, a young woman asked me, “How do you respond to the argument that the world already faces an overpopulation problem? If abortion is made illegal won’t it only get worse?” I actually hear this question a lot. At one particular high school I stayed after my presentation for two days [...]

Overpopulation2019-07-27T00:22:33+00:00