Apologetics 315 Podcast 014 – Abortion and the Belfast Bigot

Today’s Show Notes:
Episode 014 – Abortion and the Belfast Bigot

In this episode, Brian Auten and Chad Gross interview “The Belfast Bigot” (www.facebook.com/thebelfastbigot) on the topic of abortion, and defending a pro-life position in the public square.

1:00 – Intro to the Belfast Bigot, why use that name? The history of the Belfast Bigot blog.

5:30 – The goals of apologetics interaction online.

9:10 – Why does the Belfast Bigot talk so much about abortion? Main influences and resources.

12:00 – The abortion situation in the UK / Ireland. The common views on abortion in the UK / Ireland.

17:00 – How do you make a case for life? What is the best angle to take? “What is the unborn?”

20:00 – The use of scientific arguments for the pro-life position. Three types of pro-abortion views.

24:00 – Examples of some bad pro-life arguments. The use of graphic images (are they helpful or not?)

32:50 – What are the common objections to

39:00 – The violinist argument in favor of abortion.

44:00 – “This pregnancy is the product of rape.”

49:00 – What if the life of the mother is at risk?

51:00 – Why blog anonymously?

56:30 – Pro-life resources and more:
The Case for Life by Scott Klusendorf
Why Pro-Life by Randy Alcorn
Love Unleashes Life by Stephanie Gray
The Ethics of Abortion by Christopher Kaczor
Love Thy Body by Nancy Percy

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Brian Auten is the founder emeritus of Apologetics315. He is also director of Reasonable Faith Belfast. Brian holds a Masters degree in Christian Apologetics and has interviewed over 150 Christian apologists. His background is in missions, media direction, graphic design, and administration. Brian started Apologetics315 in 2007 to be an apologetics hub to equip Christians to defend the faith.

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