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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

A New Atheist Meme Explained: Women, Bibles, Guns, the Qur’an, and… a White Man

I help run and admin a great group of Christians at UK Apologetics on Facebook, occasionally members post some of the memes their enlightened Atheist friends share with them. Most of them are not very good, so after seeing a few over the last couple of days I thought I would examine some of them … 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 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