October 2019

Control and Respect?

2019-11-08T22:55:26+00:00

 Transcript During a Q&A, a young woman stood up and said, “It seems you just want to control women’s bodies. You want control of women’s reproductive choices.” I hear this objection often, including from people lobbing it from a distance. The dichotomy offered is that one side represents freedom and choice while the other [...]

Control and Respect?2019-11-08T22:55:26+00:00

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

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

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