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If I Believe Abortion Is Murder, Why Don't I Say That?

After speaking on abortion at a recent event, a Christian man asked me why I didn't say, "Abortion is murder." For the record, I did state that abortion kills an innocent human being, that it's wrong, and that it should be illegal. It's true, though, I never used the word "murder," even though I believe abortion is a type of murder.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 26, 2016

Target’s Policy on Transgender Use of Bathrooms and Fitting Rooms

Alan offers three quick thoughts about the recent statement made by Target to "welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 25, 2016

Do People Change Their Minds about Abortion?

Do people change their minds about abortion? Some say no. They believe that people are committed to one side or the other and no one ever changes their mind. This is false. People do change their minds about abortion. Many who once identified as pro-choice now claim they are pro-life. Pro-life persuasion works. Using the right tactics is the key.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 30, 2016

Challenge Response: All Human Life Is Not Equal

Here's my response to this week's challenge:   COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 17, 2016

Challenge Response: All Human Life Is Not Equal

Here's my response to this week's challenge:   COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 11, 2016

Am I against Abortion Just Because I’m a Christian?

Someone tried to dismiss Alan’s pro-life view by claiming it was merely a product of his religious beliefs. Listen how he responds to this challenge. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 11, 2016

Does Sentience Give Us Value?

Alan explains whether our value is derived from being sentient creatures. COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 7, 2016

Am I against Abortion Just Because I’m a Christian?

He thought he had me. I had presented a scientific case against abortion, but then he popped the question: “Wait a minute…are you a Christian?” “Yes,” I answered. “I get it,” he said, “It’s your religious beliefs that drive your thinking. The only reason you’re against abortion is because you’re a Christian.”

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 5, 2016

Social Justice Begins at Conception

Social justice is trendy nowadays. Homelessness. Poverty. Human trafficking. It’s cool to care about these social ills, even among non-Christians. Curiously absent from the list is abortion. Indeed, many people complain that Christians focus too much on unborn babies and not enough on born people. Jesus said nothing about abortion, but said plenty about the poor and the hungry. So why do I talk about abortion so much.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2016

The Morality of Medical Treatment While Pregnant

Is it moral for a pregnant woman to receive medical treatment such as chemotherapy, knowing it may endanger the life of her unborn baby? COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | December 14, 2015