Right to Life Radio | Life Report
This was our second attempt at sticking to a strict time format where the closing music came on automatically and we had to wrap up before the voice over comes on. Listen to what REALLY happened when we nailed the ending perfectly.
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Trent Horn from Justice For All is in studio the next two episodes to discuss the ultimate pro-choice argument: bodily rights. Trent has spent the last year creating new ways for pro-lifers to understand and approach this argument. In today’s episode, Trent helps us understand the two types of bodily rights arguments, and refutes the first and most common version.
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Josh starts the show by talking about a poor philosophical argument against abortion that hasn't been covered on Life Report before: "abortion is wrong because it hurts the economy." Listener Mail: 1. "Would it be legal to do in vitro fertilization, but ask for only male embryos to be implanted?" 2. "I commented on a pro-choice video on YouTube, but I think I came off kind of jerky. Can you tell me what I could have done better?"
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PG-13 WARNING: While female genital mutilation is never described in this episode, the concept in general is very difficult, and we would recommend parental discretion if young children are around. In this episode, Josh shares a recent debate about U.S. policy on female genital mutilation, and how this story can be used by pro-lifers when discussing back-alley abortions. This may turn out to be one of the strongest pro-life arguments against the view that abortion should be kept legal to protect women from more dangerous abortions. But you’ll have to watch or listen to the show to learn how YOU can use this in abortion dialogues. (Thanks to Justice For All’s Trent Horn for alerting Josh to this argument.) Listener Mail: "Say, I’ve been using the S.L.E.D. argument in a few debates. However, some people will just bite the bullet and say that the mentally handicapped and Alzheimer’s patients are non-persons, or that there is no difference between killing and eating babies versus pigs. No matter how hard I try, I cannot seem to show them how repugnant this is."
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Josh recounts posting a comment responding to a fringe pro-abortion-choice blog called "The Abortion Gang." They were asking why pro-lifers are so excited about the most recent opinion polls stating that more than 50% of Americans identify themselves as "pro-life," when a lot of those people would still keep some abortions legal, like for rape and incest. Listen for my response to them. What would you have said? Listener Mail: 1: I keep hearing on the archives references on the ads for the pro-life summer camps to "pro-life games." What is a pro-life game? 2: Did you know that 43% of Democrats agree that "abortion kills a human being and is manslaughter?"
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A huge buzz was created in the pro-life community this Summer over the Ichthus Christian Music Festival censoring a pro-life booth run by Bryan Kemper and Stand True Ministries. Now find out what REALLY happened at the Ichthus music festival. Bryan Kemper has given Josh special permission to talk about some of the worst parts of this story that have not been published before. The Life Report team will also give you tips on how to share your concerns with the Ichthus Music Festival leadership in a way that will most likely get results.
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One of the most important aspects of this show is analyzing how to have effect dialogues with people about abortion. In today's show, the Life Report team examine the mistake Josh makes most often when talking about abortion. Ironically, Liz makes the opposite mistake. Both are examined and tips are offered for those struggling with the same mistakes as Josh and Liz. But you have to watch the show to find out what those mistakes are...
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The Life Report team celebrates their 100th episode by briefly looking back at starting the show, and Josh admits he didn't think they'd last this long. For something different, Josh makes Liz, Kyle and Carrie compete in a pro-life quiz. Play along at home, and see if you can beat them!
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Alan Shlemon from Stand to Reason takes on the Life Report Questionnaire. Highlight: In response to question #7, Alan offers some very helpful thoughts on responding to assisted suicide, noting that "compassion" means suffering WITH a person, not killing them.
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Listener Mail: how many abortionists have been murdered in the U.S. since Roe v Wade; message from a new pro-choice fan; auditing pro-choice slogan: "if you can't trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child;" Josh is challenged on the CatholicVote.org debate from last year.
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