Shutting Down the Pro-Life Position? (a discussion with my wife Chelsea)

My wife Chelsea returns to Truthspresso to continue a series discussing abortion.

Sci-Fi author Patrick S. Tomlinson wrote a series of tweets in October of 2017 that attracted media attention. News articles boasted that Tomlinson’s “burning fertility clinic” thought experiment “shut down” “anti-abortion” arguments. Does Tomlinson’s argument pose a challenge to the Pro-Life view? We don’t think so. In fact, we think it can be turned back on him.

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 website www.crmidwifery.com to offer her services. She is opening her own life-affirming clinic this year to serve women in the Denver Metro area.

Sources referenced:

Sarah Young, “Man’s viral pro-choice question ‘shuts down’ the anti-abortion argument

Sci-fi Author Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Activists With The One Question None Of Them Will Answer

Mike Julianelle, “Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument By Asking One Question

Penn Collins, “This man shuts down the most popular anti-abortion stance with one simple question.

This Man Asked A Simple Question Online That Shut Down The Whole Anti-Abortion Argument

Alvin Albaciete, “Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument With One Simple Question

Malaika Aman, “This Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument By Asking One Legit Question

Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument By Asking One Question

Patrick S. Tomlinson’s Twitter series on the “burning fertility clinic” question.

Elijah Thompson, “Tomlinson & the Burning Fertility Clinic

Berny Belvedere, “Here’s an Honest Answer to That Dumb Twitter Rant on Abortion

Scott Klusendorf, “What Is an Embryo Worth?: The Deadly Intuitions Behind Abortion

Karissa Miller, “Why We Lose the Abortion Debate:

Bradley M. Patten, Human Embryology, 3rd ed. (New York: McGraw Hill, 1968), 43.

 

Promotions:

Jake Doberenz’s podcast at Theophany Media: The Bible…But Funnier.