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Abortion Is Not a Complex Moral Issue

Alan's monthly letter for January 2008 Dear Friend, Emotional? Yes. Controversial? Yes. Complex? Not really. Abortion is a straightforward issue. There’s only one question to resolve for both sides of the debate. Once answered, the only option is to do the right thing.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Christians Killing Their Children?

Alan's monthly letter for November 2007 Dear Friend, Followers of Jesus Christ are killing their unborn children. Christians in your church and mine are having abortions. What is going on?

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

An Inconvenient Truth: The Unborn Is a Human Being

Alan's monthly letter for January 2007 Dear Friend, Jennifer, a staunch pro-choice advocate from Atlanta, thought for a brief moment about the pastor’s question: “If it could be proven to you that the unborn is a human being, would that change your mind about your abortion?” Jennifer quickly responded, “no, it wouldn’t change anything…I’m not a murderer.”

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013

Taking the Easy Route after Rape

Alan's monthly letter for January 2012 Dear Friend,

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013

Is There a Life Unworthy of Life?

Alan's monthly letter for April 2012 Dear Friend, I was recently invited to USC to present the pro-life view and debate abortion-choice students in the prestigious Keck School of Medicine. Since these were medical students who knew the science of embryology, I skipped the basic argument that the unborn is a human being. This proved to be prudent since most – though not all – accepted that view.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013

Are Homosexuals Born that Way?

Is there a "gay gene," and should it change our view of homosexual behavior if there is? To many people, saying that homosexuals are born that way is as axiomatic as saying the earth revolves around the sun. No rational reason exists to reject this claim. The only hold-outs, it is said, are those who are either ignorant of scientific facts, homophobic, or bigots (read: Christians). But this claim is beset with problems. Before we consider them, let me make a tactical suggestion.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 5, 2013

The Morality of Cloning (Video)

What should Christians think about the morality of cloning?

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 4, 2013

Inconsistent Law on the Unborn

Did you know it’s wrong to kill an unborn child according to California state law? You will be prosecuted for murder if you do (e.g. Scott Peterson). There’s only one exception: when a physician kills the child at the request of the mother.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 24, 2012

Motivating Pro-lifers (Video)

"I'm a pro-life advocate on a Christian university. What is your advice to motivate those who claim to be pro-life but never do anything about their beliefs?"

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 7, 2012

The FDA’s Campaign against Choice

Americans are in for a rude awakening. Starting September 2012, some people will wake up to strategically-placed graphic pictures. And they won’t like what they see. But it’s about time. Countless lives are lost because of this “choice.” What’s most surprising is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the ones behind this new graphic image campaign. Why? So people will be outraged by what they see and do something to stop it. I’m talking, of course, about smoking.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 17, 2011