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A Response to Bill Nye’s Video on Abortion

Bill Nye (AKA The Science Guy) is famous in the US for promoting science and he recently produced an ‘educational’ video where he defends abortion and claims to debunk prolife arguments against abortion. Nye talks a lot about facts, which is strange because, last time I checked, he was a trained Mechanical Engineer and not … Continue reading

Does Aspen Baker present a better way to discuss Abortion?

A few months ago Aspen Baker presented a TED talk on Abortion that has been viewed nearly one million times and has been lauded for its simplicity, honesty and insight. Unfortunately it’s not really any of those things. Aspen observes that discussing abortion can be “polarizing”, this isn’t really a revelation for anyone. If a … Continue reading

How to Present the Pro-life Case and Respond to Objections

In November 2014 I gave a talk at the Clarkson Academy intended to achieve four things, explain the pro-life position, explain bad pro-choice arguments, present the case against moral relativism, and a method for responding to objections. There will be a number of other talks from the conference added to the Youtube channel over the … Continue reading

Why do some Feminists want you to have access to sex-selective abortions?

So, a few days ago our MP’s voted against an amendment to our current Abortion legislation which would have made it explicitly clear that performing an abortion on the basis of gender would be illegal. Fiona Bruce who tabled the amendment suggests her clause has two aims, ‘first, to state with absolute clarity that UK … Continue reading

Reflections on ‘…as long as it’s healthy’

There is a common saying popular in Western culture when talking about the birth or scheduled scan of a child. It can arise in a number of different contexts but usually amounts to something like ‘…as long as it’s healthy’. What does this mean? I don’t think people necessarily mean it in some sinister eugenic … Continue reading

Why are some Labour MP’s and BPAS trying to restrict your free speech? Are there good reasons for introducing “buffer zones”?

Over the last few weeks a number of Labour MP’s have been trying to introduce plans for “buffer zones” outside Abortion Clinics so women and staff don’t have to face ‘intimidation and abuse’ from protesters says the Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper (it doesn’t matter that there is no evidence for those claims though). Then … Continue reading

Should men be able to speak about Abortion?

There is a popular ‘defeater’ that is commonly brought up by pro-abortion/choice women whenever men present their views in support of human life and against the intentional killing of the most vulnerable members of the human community through abortion. It pretty much amounts to little more than, ‘you have no right to speak about abortion … Continue reading

‘Pregnant woman leaves prolife advocates speechless’ – A Response to a viral Pro-abortion/choice video

There is a viral video circulating that shows an ‘articulate’ young woman stating her case against using accurate abortion imagery outside a London GP surgery that performs abortions, you can view it here. What does Pro-life mean? Francis Beckwith gives a short definition of what the Pro-life position entails, “The pro-life position is subject to … Continue reading

Six short Pro-life responses to six popular Pro-choice slogans – Part two

So if you want to read and share the first three Pro-choice slogans I responded to please click here. 4. ‘Vote Pro-choice. Politicians make crappy doctors.’ Postmen would likewise make crappy airline pilots and sushi chefs would probably make bad car mechanics, so at least the part of this slogan that makes up its core … Continue reading

Six short Pro-life responses to Six popular Pro-choice slogans – Part one

If one wants to be prepared to defend the pro-life position there exists a number of great resources from philosophers around like Francis Beckwith, Stephen D. Schwarz, Christopher Kaczor, Scott Klusendorf and Patrick Lee. Yet very few people who hold to the Pro-life view have ever perused their pages of their books, this leaves many … Continue reading