Posts Tagged ‘War Stories’

posted by Josh Brahm, May 24, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

Do Pro-Choice People Make Me Angry?

I have a great pro-choice friend who is both a careful thinker and very open-minded. I think we’ve exchanged about 100 emails to each other so far, and we’re far from finished. With her permission, I want to share with you a few questions she asked me this morning, as well as my response to her. It gave me the chance to clear up a few common concerns and misconceptions that pro-life people have about my work.

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posted by Josh Brahm, May 22, 2013 @ 11:12 am

Should Pro-Lifers Be Open-Minded Too?

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Open MindedJosh, Tim and Gabi discuss what it actually means to be open-minded, (it does NOT mean being wishy-washy,) and whether pro-life people should be open-minded too.

Bonus AudioAfter wrapping up four Life Report episodes, Josh, Tim and Gabi hung out to cover some material they didn’t have time to get into earlier in the day. Those topics include some clarification questions about Tim’s 1 Cor 13 piece and whether it conflicts with the work of Stand to Reason and Live Action, a discussion of pro-life memes and why most of them are bad, and practical tips for loving pro-life people that we disagree with on politics, strategy or tactics.

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posted by Josh Brahm, March 28, 2012 @ 10:09 am

Responding to Unusual Pro-Choice Arguments

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Josh, Liz and Andrew have been talking to pro-choice people for years, and every once in a while, they’ve come across some very unique arguments.  We discuss how pro-lifers should respond when they come across arguments like these:

  • “How do you know you’re human?”
  • “If I have a tie, and giving you this tie will save your life, I still don’t have any obligation to give you this tie.”
  • “Personhood begins when you can visually determine the baby’s gender on an ultrasound.”
  • “Abortion is okay because the unborn will be reincarnated into a family that will love them.”

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posted by Josh Brahm, October 27, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

Do Emotional Appeals = Logical Fallacies?

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Trent Horn, Director of Youth Outreach with Project Defending Life joins the show via phone to discuss whether emotionally appealing arguments are automatically fallacious. Josh and Trent have both recently been countered by debaters who immediately object whenever they make an argument that pulls on peoples heartstrings. Certainly some appeals to emotion are fallacious, but are all of them? What are common fallacious appeals to emotion that pro-lifers and pro-choicers make while debating abortion?

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posted by Josh Brahm, August 4, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

Are Fetuses Little Rapists?

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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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