Archive for the ‘Listener Mail’ Category

posted by Life Report, December 19, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

The Art of Narrating the Debate; Embryonic DNA

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Valerie from Silver Lake, Kansas emailed Life Report to ask for advice on a discouraging debate she had with her pro-choice, Christian father about abortion. Josh begins a three-part video series responding to different aspects of her email, and some of her dad’s pro-choice arguments.

In part one, Josh discusses…

  • the most important question when somebody states that the unborn is “not a human being;”
  • how to effectively “narrate the debate” when people don’t answer our reasonable questions;
  • a few quick thoughts on Valerie’s dad’s assertion that the functional DNA of an early embryo is different from the DNA at later stages.

Related Links:

  • A Wikipedia summary of Christopher Hitchen’s views on abortion.
  • Here’s a few videos of Hitchen’s at debates answering questions about abortion.
  • Josh referred to this episode where Trent Horn responds to the pro-choice argument that an organism must be able to direct its own growth, but an embryo requires the mother’s RNA to do this.
  • Since Valerie’s dad is a Christian, we would recommend she reviews this episode with special guest Scott Klusendorf: “Does the Bible’s Silence Justify Abortion?”
posted by Life Report, November 30, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

Responding to Really Extreme Pro-Choice Arguments

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Josh responds to an email from Ashlen who was debating abortion with somebody who responded that parents should have the right to kill their children until they are 18 years old! She wants to know what she should have said.

Josh’s response includes comments on what to do when you get stumped or run out of steam and the proper introduction of humor into a dialogue.

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posted by Life Report, November 26, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

Was Margaret Sanger a Racist?

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Josh responds to a listener email that makes some strong claims about Margaret Sanger. Josh has a different take on Sanger’s views and explains why.

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posted by Life Report, November 24, 2012 @ 10:19 am

Economic Arguments For and Against Abortion

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Josh responds to an email from someone who isn’t finding lots of success using economic arguments for the pro-life position. Her pro-choice friend’s response is to reference “Freakonomics” and add that if the country needs more people, we should just open up the borders.

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posted by Life Report, November 21, 2012 @ 10:50 am

You’re Too Hard on Pro-Lifers; Late-Term Abortions

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Josh responds to an email from someone who seems frustrated that Josh mis-characterized pro-life people as being uninformed about fetal development. Other topics include late-term abortions, Down Syndrome abortions, post-fertilization age vs. LMP, and the use of the term “pro-aborts.”

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