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Why Is Suicide a Sin?

Alan explains why suicide is considered a sin in Christianity. COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 11, 2015

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

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

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

Challenge Response: They're Going to Die Anyway

Alan responds to the challenge that, although abortion is wrong, human embryonic stem cell research is justified.

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

Are Early Human Embryos Individuals?

Alan Shlemon responds to the challenge that since human embryos can twin and then even recombine to form one, individual human life can't be determined until after this period.

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