Thinking Christianly

Thinking Christianly

#15: Abortion: Asking The Right Questions in the Right Order

September 15, 2022

In this episode, J.P. and Stan discuss a path for moral clarity through the complex conversations surrounding the abortion conversation.


In this podcast we discuss: 

  • What does it mean to discuss something in the morally relevant sense?
  • What is “it” at the center of the controversy? How to gain clarity by asking the most fundamental question.
  • How to approach complex issues when values conflict.
  • The two ways to define a person: functional and ontological.
  • How to parse out exceptional cases in order to get at the morality of an issue.
  • What does Augustine and Locke’s view of ‘ownership’ have to say about the abortion conversation?
  • Stan’s story he has lived to tell
  • Do ideas have a gender? 

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