Posts Tagged ‘Steve Wagner’

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posted by Life Report, June 5, 2014 @ 9:46 am

California Fails to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions

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Josh Brahm interviews Jonathan Keller from California Family Council and Megan Almon from Life Training Institute to discuss the pro-life bill that just failed to pass a committee in Sacramento. The goal of the bill was to prevent sex-selection abortions in California.

Related Links:

  • Read: “Common Ground Without Compromise.”
  • Watch: Life Report episode on how women should be punished if abortion becomes illegal
  • Watch: Life Report episode about voting principles with Scott Klusendorf

 

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posted by Life Report, December 18, 2013 @ 10:02 am

How Should Women Be Punished if Abortion Becomes Illegal?

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Rebecca Haschke from Justice For All joins Josh Brahm and Gabi Vehrs to discuss a question that pro-lifers often struggle with.

After offering some thoughts on how pro-lifers should respond to this question, the discussion turns to another philosophical conundrum that pro-choice people often ask about: should the fact that abortion bans would be hard to enforce mean that we shouldn’t try to make abortion illegal?

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posted by Life Report, November 14, 2013 @ 11:38 am

Assessing the Value of Various Pro-Life Campus Club Activities

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Steve Wagner from Justice For All joins Josh Brahm and Gabi Vehrs to discuss what Students for Life clubs should do with their events.

Steve argues that every event should create a debate about abortion that can be turned into a dialogue.

Here’s the list of typical pro-life campus club activities that Steve assesses in this episode:

  1. Cupcakes For Life.
  2. Poll table event – Debate2Dialogue.org for pics.
  3. Bringing speakers (pro-life apologetics, post-abortion, etc.) or hosting a debate.
  4. Screening movies like “It’s a Girl,” “180,” “October Baby” and “Bella.”
  5. Volunteering for the local Pregnancy Resource Center.
  6. Diaper drives.
  7. Traveling to the March for Life.
  8. Bound4Life events. (Red tape over mouth.)

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posted by Life Report, October 17, 2013 @ 9:46 am

Language in the Abortion Debate – Unborn vs. Fetus or Baby

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Steve Wagner from Justice For All joins Josh Brahm and Gabi Vehrs for a two-episode discussion about common terms and labels used in the abortion debate. In this episode they focus on the labels that both sides of the debate call each other: pro-choice, pro-abortion. pro-abort. pro-abortion-choice. pro-life. anti-abortion. anti-choice.

In this episode they focus on the labels that both sides of the debate call the entity killed in an abortion: unborn, preborn, zygote, embryo, fetus, fetal human, baby and child.

Steve uses the word “unborn” at the beginning of a dialogue with a pro-choice person so as not to add an unnecessary impediment to the conversation, and to avoid begging the question.

Steve responds to the following challenges to his approach:

  • “Aren’t we humanizing the unborn by calling her a ‘child’ or by using male/female pronouns?”
  • “What about when we’re writing? Do we always need to make a case for the humanity of the unborn before we start calling her a ‘baby’ or using male/female pronouns?”

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posted by Life Report, October 10, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

Language in the Abortion Debate – Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Abortion

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Steve Wagner from Justice For All joins Josh Brahm and Gabi Vehrs for a two-episode discussion about common terms and labels used in the abortion debate. In this episode they focus on the labels that both sides of the debate call each other: pro-choice, pro-abortion, pro-abort, pro-abortion-choice, pro-life, anti-abortion and anti-choice.

Steve, Josh and Gabi explain why they are willing to use the term “pro-choice” when beginning a dialogue, even though many pro-life people see that as an inaccurate “weasel word.”

Steve argues that he needs to ask the person in front of him a lot of questions to accurately understand what they think about abortion, and he doesn’t want to create unnecessary impediments to the dialogue by using offensive terms that he doesn’t even think accurately portrays most abortion advocates.

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