Episode 9: Addressing Common Arguments for Abortion

Episode 9: Addressing Common Arguments for Abortion

What are common arguments used to defend abortion? How should pro-lifers respond? In this episode, Jacque and Megan discuss how they think through these issues and why human life of all forms, no matter how vulnerable, should be defended. 

Disclaimer: This episode is meant for pro-lifers looking for better responses for their side, pro-choicers who want to understand the other side, or those who find this conversation interesting. This is not meant for women who have had an abortion or in any way meant to shame or hurt post-abortive women. 

Issues covered in this episode:

  1. Is abortion healthcare?
  2. When does life begin/Is a fetus parasite?
  3. Is a fetus a person?
  4. Do we have the right to bodily autonomy? (“My body, my choice.”)
  5. Can we politically support abortion while believing it is evil? (“I’m personally pro-life but politically pro-choice”)
  6. Does abortion help overpopulation? 
  7. Is abortion constitutional/should it be legal?
  8. If abortion isn’t legal, won’t women die from “back-alley” abortions?
  9. “If you don’t like abortion, than just don’t have one”
  10. “If you don’t like abortion, shouldn’t you focus on adoption or foster care?”

Sources and Resources:

Definition of Healthcare

Abortion Procedures

Life begins at fertilization, Source 2, Source 3

Fetal Development

States Prosecute Pregnant Women Using Drugs

Live Action video on personhood

Live Action video on overpopulation

Live Action video on Ninth Amendment

Side-effects of Abortion

Decrease in maternal deaths after abortion legalization

Nathanson and Lader lies

Maternal Mortality

Abortion increase/Abortion Pill

Safety Regulations/Medical Practices for Abortion Clinics

Adoption Statistics


Find a Pregnancy Center near you: Heartbeat International Worldwide Directory

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