Is Consent to Sex Consent to Pregnancy?

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Josh and Rachel discuss the common pro-choice phrase, “consent to sex is not consent to pregnancy” in greater detail than we covered in our recent video on the “Abortion as Self-Defense” argument. There is a version of this argument that is so strong, Rachel says she would use it if she were pro-choice! There are both strong pro-life responses to that argument, and there are also some really cringey ones, and we want to help you avoid the bad ones so you can change more minds!

Related Links:

To see a shorter and more shareable video refuting this argument, click here:
https://youtu.be/ynPtsK9r0ks

Watch the full “Abortion as Self-Defense” video here:
https://youtu.be/B2TakKSUawA

More resources on responding to bodily rights arguments:
https://EqualRightsInstitute.com/BodilyRights

“Consensual Pregnancy: The Moral Permissibility of Abortion” by Maya-Frost Belansky:
https://bit.ly/2QGtOT8 (PDF)

Secular Pro-Life: “No, I Am Not Interested In “Punishing” Women for Having Sex”:
https://bit.ly/2G6ToP0

Texas Trial Lawyers Association: “McDonalds’ Hot Coffee Case – Read the Facts NOT the Fiction”:
https://bit.ly/2YTdyTf

Sophie Lewis Interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMGptJXz618

Blood Donation and Bodily Rights Arguments:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmBrUcpOxDw

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