A Mental Health Counselor on Psychology in Debate (with Robin Atkins)

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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.

A Different Perspective: Adoption vs. Foster Care vs. 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.

AHA Fails to Understand Pro-Life History (with Jonathon Van Maren – Part 2)

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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.

Related Links:

Part 1: AHA: The Anti-Abortionists Who Fight Other Pro-Lifers:
https://youtu.be/0SvNYXQqvuM

Jonathon Van Maren: How “Abolish Human Abortion” Gets History Wrong – Part 1:
https://bit.ly/3vWQ7GE

Jonathon Van Maren: How “Abolish Human Abortion” Gets History Wrong Again – Part 2:
https://bit.ly/3heQMiL

ERI Podcast: “Should Women be Prosecuted if Abortion Becomes Illegal?”
https://youtu.be/hcYDbi9baiI
http://bit.ly/2CGzLs9

“Defenders of the Unborn” by Dr. Daniel K. Williams:
https://amzn.to/2RwcnZw

“Abortion Rites” by Marvin Olasky:
https://amzn.to/33UYO8C

“Operation Rescue” by Randall Terry:
https://amzn.to/3v1eqTQ

“Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War” by Jim Risen & Judy Thomas:
https://amzn.to/33YKuMe

Debate: Pro-Life Incrementalism vs Abolitionist Immediatism (Gregg Cunningham vs. T. Russell Hunter)
https://youtu.be/5oi4vVTae30

If you want to see Abolish Human Abolition’s account of who they are to assess it on its own terms, read “The Five Tenets of Abolitionism” on the AHA webpage: http://abolishhumanabortion.com/abolitionism/the-five-tenets-of-abolitionism/

AHA: The Anti-Abortionists Who Fight Other Pro-Lifers (with Jonathon Van Maren – Part 1)

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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.

Related Links:

Josh Brahm: AHA Attacks Justice For All for “Not Treating Abortion Like Sin”
http://bit.ly/2HZOHSy

Jonathon Van Maren: How “Abolish Human Abortion” Gets History Wrong – Part 1:
https://bit.ly/3vWQ7GE

Jonathon Van Maren: How “Abolish Human Abortion” Gets History Wrong Again – Part 2:
https://bit.ly/3heQMiL

Debate: Pro-Life Incrementalism vs Abolitionist Immediatism (Gregg Cunningham vs. T. Russell Hunter)
https://youtu.be/5oi4vVTae30

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

Chapters:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 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.

Dealing with a Hostile Campus as a Pro-Life Club

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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.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:50 Coaching other clubs
  • 04:05 Managing a club’s image
  • 07:03 Dealing with vandalism
  • 29:15 The importance of outreach
  • 30:42 Campus rules for outreach
  • 46:13 Explaining why you do outreach
  • 47:27 Be transparent
  • 54:34 The pro-choice club on campus
  • 1:13:01 When in doubt…
  • 1:18:17 If a club wants advice…

Related Links:

Email Emily at:
Emily@EqualRightsInstitute.com

How One Club Changed Their Campus (Extended Interview with Emily Albrecht)
https://youtu.be/HoSwkt1wFdY

Emily’s First Outreach Mistakes
https://youtu.be/jP-gL9ZmafU

Emily’s First Dialogue Mistakes
https://youtu.be/u5hVXb0ikcI

Here’s the meme Josh referenced toward the end:
Trying Kombucha for the First Time https://bit.ly/2QikiJi

Equal Rights Institute Website:
https://EqualRightsInstitute.com

Equal Rights Institute Blog:
https://Blog.EqualRightsInstitute.com