Robin Atkins is back to discuss psychology in debate. Robin is a licensed mental health counselor, specializing in reproductive issues. She also has a philosophy degree. She spent four years doing home-based therapy with the Department of Children’s Services. She’s a pro-life advocate with an atypical perspective on some of the issues surrounding abortion.
Robin Atkins is a licensed mental health counselor, specializing in reproductive issues. She also has a philosophy degree. She spent four years doing home-based therapy with the Department of Children’s Services. She’s a pro-life advocate and has very interesting thoughts on the topic of abortion.
This is the first of three episodes with Robin. In this episode, Robin discusses the differences between newborn adoption, foster care, and abortion.
Jonathon Van Maren joins the podcast for the second part of a discussion on what is going on with a hostile anti-abortion group called Abolish Human Abortion (AHA). In this episode, Jonathon discusses the history of the pro-life movement and why it needs to be understood, AHA’s “Free the States” strategy, and what pro-life organizations and sidewalk counselors should do about them.
Jonathon Van Maren joins the podcast to discuss what is going on with a hostile anti-abortion group called Abolish Human Abortion (AHA). This is the first of a two-part series. In this episode, Jonathon discusses AHA’s origin, their slander of the pro-life movement, how they are not William Wilberforce-style abolitionists, and how they’re attempting to rewrite their history now.
We referenced Dr. Michael New’s research on the effects of pro-life legislation. While much of his work is behind various paywalls, he helpfully sent a link to a 2018 policy analysis he wrote for the Charlotte Lozier Institute, where he summarized the academic research on the impact of pro-life laws: https://bit.ly/3o4Ek6m
00:40 Josh on the pro-life unity happening in this episode
02:22 Why we’re talking about AHA
08:16 AHA’s origin
27:00 The difference between critiquing in good faith and bad faith
31:21 Problems with AHA-supported legislation
32:49 Pro-life victories and AHA’s slander
37:48 Why are abortion rates down?
39:23 Straw-manning or unintelligent?
40:38 “And then what?”
42:08 They’re not Wilberforce-style abolitionists
Jonathon Van Maren is the Communications Director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. His writings have been translated into more than six languages, and published in the National Post, National Review, First Things, The European Conservative, The Federalist, The American Conservative, The Stream, the Jewish Independent, the Hamilton Spectator, Reformed Perspective Magazine, among others. His insights have been featured on CTV, Global News, and the CBC, as well as over twenty radio stations. He regularly speaks on a variety of social issues at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Emily pulls back the curtain to explain the ways that her pro-life club leaders overcame hostility, established a good working relationship with their college administrators, dealt with vandalism, connected with the pro-choice club, and more! Even if the campus is a hostile environment, students can take proactive steps to engage in successful pro-life activism.