PODCAST: Why Pro-Life Advocates Are Not Responsible for the Planned Parenthood Shooting

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I read a piece that I wrote with Josh Brahm after last year’s attack at a Colorado Planned Parenthood. Many pro-choice people responded to that shooting by blaming pro-life advocates. In this piece I show why such claims are completely unjustified by analyzing culpability and what it means to incite violence.

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Dialogue Tip: Tell Them That They Can’t Offend You

Millennials are terrified of offending people.

They are surrounded by a world of trigger warnings and microaggressions. They worry that they’ll be shouted down if they say something that could be perceived as racist, sexist, homophobic, or somehow bigoted. They also really don’t want to be any of those things. Fair or not, many have gotten an impression of pro-life activists that we are ready to yell at them or hit them with a Bible if they set us off.

Put all of those things together, and you have a recipe for dialogue roadblocks. I hate dialogue roadblocks.

Dialogue Tip: Prevent Roadblocks When Possible

Obviously, I am painting with very broad strokes. Some millennials react to microaggression culture by being even more aggressive, and some on both the right and the left have a sense of moral superiority that causes them to be extremely belligerent and not at all worried about offending you. This post is about how to improve your dialogues with the people who are worried about offending you.

PODCAST: Why Even Thomson’s Violinist Condemns Planned Parenthood’s Selling Baby Parts

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The silence from pro-choice people in response to the Planned Parenthood videos is deafening. Timothy explains why they should be furious with Planned Parenthood too.

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PODCAST: Ben Shapiro’s Response to Abortion in the Case of Rape

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Three ways pro-life students should dialogue differently than Ben Shapiro debates.

Includes an endnote from Josh on what we learned yesterday that affected how we edited this podcast.

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