Posts Tagged ‘Bodily Rights’
I’ve been privileged to participate in a philosophy study group with folks from the JFA community. Stephen Wagner, writing for the group, just completed a first draft of a long-awaited paper detailing a response to what we believe is the toughest pro-choice argument, a bodily rights argument that claims that a woman has a legal right to refuse to allow the unborn to use her body, especially in the case of rape and very early in pregnancy (a version of the Violinist argument). Our response is available for download here. Eager for public interaction with the paper, we decided to make this post the official internet download site in order to focus public discussion of the paper in one place, using the commenting features within this post.
With this paper, we hope to push the dialogue about bodily rights arguments in a direction we haven’t seen very prominent in the literature or on the web. We look forward to hearing what you think!
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Josh responds to a listener mail question asking whether the potential health benefits a mother receives during pregnancy negate bodily rights arguments.
- Click here for the episode on violinist reasoning Josh referenced.
- Click here for the Scott Klusendorf episode Josh referenced on biblical arguments for the pro-life and pro-choice positions
- Check out other resources on bodily rights arguments here: http://prolifepodcast.net/tag/bodily-rights
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Pro-life advocate Trent Horn explains how some pro-choice arguments don’t seem so crazy if you view them through the lens of Judith Jarvis Thompson’s violinist analogy instead of an anti-personhood worldview. This is very important, because we want to understand where pro-choice people are coming from, and in my experience, more and more of them are coming from a bodily rights case and not only an anti-fetal-personhood view.
Trent Horn is the Coordinator of Respect Life Leadership Support at the Diocese of Phoenix. To learn more about Trent, visit DiocesePhoenix.org. Watch other Life Report episodes with him at prolifepodcast.net/tag/trent-horn.
More Life Report episodes responding to bodily rights arguments can be found here: prolifepodcast.net/tag/bodily-rights
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Josh Brahm interviews Jen Roth, a pro-life philosopher who’s also an atheist and co-founder of All Our Lives. Jen explains how she communicates and defends her pro-life position. Jen also responded to questions from both pro-life and pro-choice live listeners, and closes the show by asking Josh how he grounds his view that humans are valuable.
Josh responds to listener comments and clears up some pro-life misconceptions about Eileen McDonagh’s argument.
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Josh describes an abortion debate he’s having online with someone, who’s using philosopher Eileen McDonagh’s argument that the fetus is comparable to a rapist, implanting itself in the mother’s body without consent, and that the mother has the right to refuse consent and repel the fetus like she would a rapist. How should pro-lifers respond to this fringe version of the bodily rights argument?
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Josh presents this question for the panel: “In one-on-one abortion dialogue situations, should pro-lifers help pro-choicers make better arguments?” This is easily one of the most controversial topics we’ve ever debated. Comment below and give us your thoughts!
Wondering why Andrew is in Kyle’s old chair? We discussed this at the beginning of our first Open Line show. Check it out here.
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Trent Horn from Justice For All is in studio to conclude our discussion about the ultimate pro-choice argument: bodily rights. In this episode, Trent refutes the “right to refuse” argument, and then exposes several poor arguments pro-lifers sometimes make attempting to refute “right to refuse.” We close by responding to some listener mail on the topic of bodily rights arguments.