Daniel Mynyk

Abortion Fiction: Part 5 – Dr. Horatio Storer

This episode begins to demonstrate from American history in the 1800’s that the medical conspiracy that John Irving wants us to believe outlawed abortion was no conspiracy at all. It was simply the reconciliation of science and medicine with law. We look at the influence of Dr. Horatio Storer in shaping the landscape of abortion…

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Abortion Fiction: Part 4 – A Medical Conspiracy?

In this episode we continue to respond to John Irving’s article from the New York Times that laments the fact that some people believe that babies in the womb should not be killed intentionally. We examine Mr. Irving’s strange assessment of abortion law in America in the 1800’s. Mr. Irving apparently believes that a bunch…

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Abortion Fiction: Part 3 – Abortion Policy in Colonial America

In this episode we continue to respond to John Irving’s article from the New York Times that attempts to prove that the pro-life idea that human life from conception deserves not to be killed is a recent innovation in the United States. Irving attempts to argue that early colonial America was friendly to abortion during…

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Abortion Fiction: Part 2 – The Pro-Life Bible and Early Church

In this episode we continue our response to John Irving’s article for the New York Times that attempts to bash pro-life advocates over the head with a history lesson. Irving claims that colonial America was actually friendly to abortion practices. Before we examine the colonial period we look at Scriptures against abortion. Then, we observe…

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Abortion Fiction: Part 1 – Men in Power

In this episode we begin to respond to an opinion piece written by John Irving for the New York Times. We put Mr. Irving’s reasoning to the test of logic and fact and show how his references to “men in power” and “modern diagnostic ultrasound” contradict the very premises on which he bases his idea…

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