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Valerie from Silver Lake, Kansas emailed Life Report to ask for advice on a discouraging debate she had with her pro-choice, Christian father about abortion. Josh continues a three-part video series responding to different aspects of her email, and some of her dad's pro-choice arguments.

This is part three, where Josh discusses...

  • how to respond when somebody claims that personhood begins when a baby takes its first breath;
  • what to do when the person you're talking to states that their mind is closed on the issue.
Direct download: ListenerMail-DadsMindIsClosed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am PDT

Valerie from Silver Lake, Kansas emailed Life Report to ask for advice on a discouraging debate she had with her pro-choice, Christian father about abortion. Josh continues a three-part video series responding to different aspects of her email, and some of her dad's pro-choice arguments.

This is part two, where Josh discusses...

  • how to respond when people call the unborn a "potential human being;"
  • the claim that life is just a cycle and nothing really begins at fertilization;
  • how to use Richard Stith's Polaroid analogy;
  • how to define the term "human being."
Direct download: ListenerMail-PotentialHumanBeings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am PDT

Valerie from Silver Lake, Kansas emailed Life Report to ask for advice on a discouraging debate she had with her pro-choice, Christian father about abortion. Josh begins a three-part video series responding to different aspects of her email, and some of her dad's pro-choice arguments.

In part one, Josh discusses the most important question when somebody states that the unborn is "not a human being," how to effectively "narrate the debate" when people don't answer our reasonable questions, and a few quick thoughts on Valerie's dad's assertion that the functional DNA of an early embryo is different from the DNA at later stages.

Direct download: ListenerMail-NarratingTheDebate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am PDT

Josh responds to an email from Ashlen who was debating abortion with somebody who responded that parents should have the right to kill their children until they are 18 years old! She wants to know what she should have said.

Josh's response includes comments on what to do when you get stumped or run out of steam and the proper introduction of humor into a dialogue.

Direct download: ListenerMail-RespondingToExtremeArguments.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm PDT

Josh responds to a listener email that makes some strong claims about Margaret Sanger. Josh has a different take on Sanger's views and explains why.

Direct download: ListenerMail-MargaretSanger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm PDT

Josh responds to an email from someone who isn't finding lots of success using economic arguments for the pro-life position. Her pro-choice friend's response is to reference "Freakonomics" and add that if the country needs more people, we should just open up the borders.

Direct download: ListenerMail-EconomicArguments.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm PDT

Josh responds to an email from someone who seems frustrated that Josh mis-characterized pro-life people as being uninformed about fetal development. Other topics include late-term abortions, Down Syndrome abortions, post-fertilization age vs. LMP, and the use of the term "pro-aborts."

Direct download: ListenerMail-YoureTooHardOnProlifers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am PDT

Josh, Liz and Gabi respond to the story of a pro-choice blogger who wrote some things about sex-selection abortion that was deemed embarrassing by her pro-choice colleagues and publicly berated for it.

Is there an inherent inconsistency in Laurie Penny's article? Can you be both pro-choice and opposed to legal sex-selection abortions? Should the other pro-choice bloggers have responded a different way? What does it mean to have an attitude of seeking truth? How can pro-lifers use this story to start conversations with pro-choice people? These questions and more are discussed on this episode of Life Report.

Direct download: LifeReport158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm PDT

Josh, Liz and Gabi respond to a listener mail question: how much do pro-life advocates need to know about fetal development to be adequately prepared to have good conversations with lots of pro-choice people?

Ultimately, the team offers two separate lists: the minimal things you NEED to know and the things that will make you an even better advocate.

The team close the show by summarizing the best arguments for the humanity of the unborn and the idea that human beings are valuable in the first place.

Direct download: LifeReport157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am PDT

Josh and Gabi discuss the difference between moral relativism and libertarianism, in response to a pro-choice blogger who thinks we confused the two in a recent episode about a leaked Planned Parenthood document. After defining the terms, they carefully re-analyze the document to determine the validity of the bloggers accusation.

Direct download: RelativismVSLibertarianism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm PDT