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Challenge Response: You're Not Really Pro-Life if You Support the Death Penalty

Alan responds to the claim that pro-lifers are inconsistent if they support the death penalty. I am back from vacation. I was out of town, so that’s probably why you haven’t seen me doing challenges in several weeks. Instead, you’ve had to tolerate Brett. It’s funny because he’s 10 or 12 years older than me, so he has to do all those cool things with his family, music, and cool graphics to look young and edgy. I hope he’s been doing a good job with that.

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013

You Wouldn't Save the Embryos

Alan responds to a challenge: If a lab was burning and you could only save a toddler or 10 embryos, which would you save? Since most pro-lifers usually say they would save the toddler, this proves that they don't really believe that human embryos are valuable human beings like the toddler. If you were in a burning lab and you had to choose between saving ten embryos or one toddler, which would you choose? You’d choose the toddler, wouldn't you? That just proves that you don't really think the embryos are valuable human beings like the toddler. 

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013

Women Will Die from Back-alley Abortions If Abortion Was Made Illegal?

Alan responds to the challenge that if abortion is made illegal, women will die from dangerous, back alley abortions.

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013

Abortion Challenge: This Is Not a Person

An acorn is not an oak tree. A chicken egg is not a chicken. Silk is not a dress. A fertilized egg is not a person. Alan responds to this challenge offered by some abortion-choice advocates.

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013

Are You Against Same-Sex Marriage Because It's Sinful?

Alan responds to a recent flowchart claiming that Christians oppose same-sex marriage because they think homosexuality is sinful.

Video | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013

Should We Leave the Abortion Debate to Women?

Alan responds to the challenge that men shouldn't be allowed to say anything about abortion because it's a woman's issue.

Video | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013

Does Leviticus 17:11 Teach Abortion Is Permissible Because Life Is in Blood?

Alan responds to the challenge that Leviticus 17:11 teaches that life is in the blood of a creature and, therefore, killing a human embryo before it has blood is permissible.

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013

If Marriage Is about Children, Should Childless Couples Be Allowed to Marry?

Alan responds to a challenge pertaining to same-sex marriage. If marriage is really about children, then doesn't it follow that heterosexual couples who can't (or don't plan to) have kids shouldn't be allowed to marry?

Video | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013

Is A Human Embryo Without an Active Brain Alive?

Alan responds to the challenge that a human embryo without a brain is not alive and, consequently, can be be killed. Alan answers this week's challenge.

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013

Is a Fetus Without a Brain a Person?

Alan responds to the challenge that the fetus is not a person if it doesn't have a brain.

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013