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Did God Ordain Abortion as Punishment for Infidelity?

Though abortion is inconsistent with the Christian worldview, some people point to a Bible passage they believe ordains abortion. Alan responds.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 24, 2020

Humans Are Still Evolving

With Darwin Day right around the corner, a popular-level article offers evidence that humans are “still evolving,” but what do they mean by “evolving”?

Blog Post | Science | Alan Shlemon | February 11, 2020

Having a Baby Didn’t Stop Her from Achieving Her Goals

Athlete Julia Webb is an example of someone who neither aborted her child to achieve her goals nor gave up what she loves because she had children.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 28, 2020

Golden Globe Awards Speech Defends Abortion

Abortion is often defended as necessary because of rape and the life of the mother, but it turns out these are two of the least common reasons why women have abortions in the United States.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 14, 2020

Is Abortion before Implantation Biblically Permissible?

If “the life of the creature is in the blood,” as it says in Leviticus 17:11, then does that mean killing the embryo before implantation should not be described as killing a human life?

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2020

The Pro-Life View Is the Tolerant View

Even though the goal of pro-lifers is to take away a woman’s legal right to an abortion, the view isn’t intolerant and discriminatory. In fact, it’s the opposite. Here’s why.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 8, 2019

How the Smallest Born Baby Proves Abortion Is Wrong

When Baby Saybie was born at 23 weeks weighing 8.6 ounces, her birth and survival challenged abortion-choice advocacy in four ways that can be easily remembered by the acronym S.L.E.D.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2019

Are Portlanders Rethinking Aborting Children with Down Syndrome?

After more than a decade of training Oregon Right to Life students and taking them to the streets of Portland to talk to people about abortion, Alan noticed a possible new trend this year.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 7, 2019

A Clear and Present Danger to Human Life

With the advancement of science, we’ve entered a new era of biotechnology where we’re increasingly experimenting on humans, jeopardizing the most vulnerable lives in our society

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2019

The Black Box of IVF

Given the brave new world we live in, we can’t presume that medical technologies are consistent with Christian ethics. We must do our due diligence and investigate.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | December 18, 2018