Abortion

This will be a stand-alone post with links to many helpful articles, sermons, possibly books, that are free to read online. This would be more for my sake, as I collect what I have found to be useful in dealing with people who are for abortion, or don’t see a problem with it. I hope this is of benefit to anyone who comes across this post. (Last updated 1/22/14)

Articles

Pro-Life Aristotle (interview with Christopher Kaczor on his book The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice)

Abortion and Human Equality (interview with Francis Beckwith on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade)

The Case Against Abortion (interview with Francis Beckwith on his book Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice)

Tollefsen Argues “A Philosophical Case Against Abortion” (interview with bioethicist Christopher Tollefsen)

Biblical Ethics: An Overview (has a section on abortion entitled, ‘The Beginning of Life and Abortion’ from the ESV Study Bible; only accessible to those who have purchased the online edition)

The 2012 Elections: Five Questions for Pro-Life Advocates by Scott Klusendorf (from equip.org)

Dead Silence: Must the Bible Say Abortion is Wrong Before We Can Know It’s Wrong? by Scott Klusendorf (from equip.org)

The Vanishing Pro-Life Apologist: Putting the “Life” Back Into the Abortion Debate by Scott Klusendorf (from equip.org)

Answering the Arguments for Abortion Rights (Part 1): The Appeal to Pity by Francis Beckwith (from equip.org)

Answering the Arguments for Abortion Rights (Part 2): Arguments from Pity, Tolerance, and Ad Hominem by Francis Beckwith (from equip.org)

Answering the Arguments for Abortion Rights (Part 3): Is the Unborn Human Less than Human? by Francis Beckwith (from equip.org)

Answering the Arguments for Abortion Rights (Part 4): When Does a Human Become a Person? by Francis Beckwith (from equip.org)

The Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and Abortion Law by Francis Beckwith

Suffer the Violinist: Why the Pro-Abortion Argument from Bodily Autonomy Fails by Richard J. Poupard (from equip.org)

Potential Misunderstandings (1 of 2) by Matthew Lu (from The Witherspoon Institute)

Potentiality Rightly Understood (2 of 2) by Matthew Lu (from The Witherspoon Institute)

Protect the Weak and Vulnerable: The Primacy of the Life Issue by O. Carter Snead (from The Witherspoon Institute)

Embryo Ethics by Robert P. George

Pro-Life Articles from the Life Training Institute (Scott Klusendorf’s organization; the best material anywhere!)

Abort73 (most comprehensive website you’ll ever see)

Books

The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture by Scott Klusendorf (Kindle)

Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue by R.C. Sproul (Kindle)

Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments [Expanded and Updated] by Randy Alcorn (Kindle)

Why Pro-Life?  [Kindle edition only]by Randy Alcorn

Stand for Life: A Student’s Guide for Making the Case and Saving Lives by John Ensor and Scott Klusendorf (Kindle)

Innocent Blood: Challenging the Powers of Death with the Gospel of Life by John Ensor (Kindle)

Common Ground Without Compromise: 25 Questions to Create Dialogue on Abortion by Stephen Wagner

Answering the Call: Saving Innocent Lives, One Woman at a Time by John Ensor (Kindle)

Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion by Francis J. Beckwith

The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life and the Question of Justice by Christopher Kaczor (Kindle)

Embryo: A Defense of Human Life by Robert P. George

Ethics for a Brave New World by John & Paul Feinberg (has 2 chapters, 93 pages, on abortion, along with chapters on euthanasia, capital punishment, sex and birth control, homosexuality, genetic engineering, divorce and remarriage, war, and the relationship between the Christian and the secular state; wide-ranging but good intro to all of these topics worth wrestling through)

Blogposts

10 Questions a Pro-Choice Candidate Is Never Asked by the Media by Trevin Wax

The Apple Argument Against Abortion by Peter Kreeft

Human Personhood Begins at Conception by Peter Kreeft

D.A. Carson on Practical Strategies for Addressing the Abortion Issue by Justin Taylor

A Brief Overview of Abortion Facts and Counter-Arguments by Massimo Lorenzini

Why I am Pro-Life: A Short, Nonsectarian Argument by Douglas Groothuis

The Siamese Violinist by Steve Hays

In the News

The Mourdock Moment: Life, Death, and Lies on the Campaign Trail (Al Mohler)

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