Quick Response #23: If Pro-Lifers Were REALLY Pro-Life…

As a pro-life advocate, have you ever experienced this situation: you’re having a dialogue about abortion, and the person you’re talking to begins lecturing you about how you’re not REALLY pro-life and all the things and causes you’d support if you were? In this Quick Response video, Emily Albrecht explains why that’s a red herring and how to respond to it, as well as explaining a bit about the “consistent life ethic”/”seamless garment” position.

Quick Response #22: People Are Just Pro-Life Because They’re Religious

Pro-choice people often charge that the only reason for someone to be pro-life is because they’re religious. In this video, Emily Albrecht explains why this is both factually untrue and logically fallacious (in this case, using an ad hominem to distract from the real argument).

Quick Response #21: The Bible Doesn’t Mention Abortion

Pro-choice people who identify as Christian or Jewish sometimes use the supposed silence of the Bible on abortion as a reason to defend it as consistent with their faith. In this Quick Response video, Emily Albrecht explains why the Bible has plenty to say about abortion, even if it doesn’t specifically use the word.

Quick Response #20: Pro-Life People Are Just Pro-Birth

Pro-life people are sometimes, usually mean-spiritedly, called “pro-birth” or “forced birthers.” Emily Albrecht explains why this is a totally inaccurate representation of what pro-lifers believe about abortion and why they believe it, as well as showing that pro-life support systems for women disprove the label.

Watch all the videos in ERI’s Quick Response series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsN8Ay8poS-It-dWSmblq1ZufOH-MVj1L

Related Links:

The Equal Rights Argument:
https://youtu.be/louYc-9cvE0

Care Net:
https://www.care-net.org/

Heartbeat International:
https://www.heartbeatinternational.org/

Quick Response #19: Legislate Against Poverty, not Abortion

In this Quick Response video, Emily Albrecht explains that the idea that we can reduce abortion significantly by legislating against poverty and allowing abortion is a red herring. Even if financial motivators are a commonly cited reason for choosing abortion, that doesn’t tell the whole story.

NOTE: We had a small editing mistake. Partway through the video, Emily is saying “it’s not obvious for what percentage abortion was motivated ONLY by financial reasons,” but the video cut is missing the word “not.”

Watch all the videos in ERI’s Quick Response series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsN8Ay8poS-It-dWSmblq1ZufOH-MVj1L

Related Links:

Guttmacher’s data on reasons women choose abortion: https://www.guttmacher.org/journals/psrh/2005/reasons-us-women-have-abortions-quantitative-and-qualitative-perspectives

The Equal Rights Argument: https://youtu.be/louYc-9cvE0