Is Abortion “Essential”? (a discussion with my wife Chelsea)
My wife Chelsea and I discuss an overview of the topic of abortion.
We open with an article about the CEO of Planned Parenthood in Colorado being happy that Texans are coming to Colorado to get more abortions during the pandemic.
Chelsea explains different types of abortion procedures from “chemical” in early weeks of pregnancy to “surgical” in later weeks, and how women are exploited by the abortion industry.
Daniel briefly tours abortion policy through American history. As science has advanced, Daniel shows how pro-abortion arguments have shifted from science to philosophies of “rights.”
Chelsea holds a B.S. in Nursing from Regis University, a Masters in Nursing from Pensacola Christian College, and a post-Master’s certificate in Certified Nurse Midwifery from the University of Colorado. She has worked as a pediatric nurse, has volunteered over eight years of work at crisis pregnancy centers in Colorado and Florida, and has delivered over 100 babies. Chelsea runs the websitewww.crmidwifery.com to offer her services. She is opening her own life-affirming clinic this year to serve women in the Denver Metro area.
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