Can abortion be morally justified? We know that Christians generally think it’s abhorrent; but once we’ve left religion behind, how should we draw a conclusion about such a contentious moral issue? Independent moral reasoning is something atheists, naturalists, and skeptics can’t avoid, so we shouldn’t shy away from intra-group discussion about one of the most important moral issues of our time.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook
Support on Patreon
Read transcripts of the podcast and discuss other issues at the Counter Apologetics Blog
Rate the show on iTunes!
Listen to Magic Tricks by Whalers
2014 Abortion Data [cdc.gov]
Fetal Pain: A Systematic, Multidisciplinary Review of the Evidence [Journal of the American Medical Association]
Can Fetuses Feel Pain? [British Medical Journal]
Utilitarianism [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime — Donohue-Levitt Hypothesis [PDF – Quarterly Journal of Economics]
Freakonomics — Abortion and Crime [Freakonomics]
The Trolley Problem — Massimo Pigliucci [YouTube]
“But the peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.” — J.S. Mill
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Subscribe: Android | | More