The Inherent Violence Of “Pro-Life Pacifism”

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[Content Notes: Abortion. Graphic Discussion of Pregnancy/Childbirth Risks. Brief Discussion of Rape] Today I want to talk about everyone's favorite topic: ABORTION! YAY!Actually, I want want to talk about a very specific subgroup of pro-lifers: Pro-Life Pacifists. I should start by explaining who these Pro-Life Pacifists are. Pro-life pacifists are usually liberal/left-leaning Christians who claim to be pro-life "across the board." They not only oppose abortion, but also war, the d … [Read more...]

Lauren Winner’s Real Sex, and the Church’s Responsibility to Single Parents

If you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time, you’ll know I have this thing about Christian dating/marriage books. By that I mean, I did my undergraduate research capstone on rape culture in Christian dating/marriage books. I’ve published a whole series about my research that you can read on this blog called “You Are Not Your Own: Rape, Sexual Assault, and Consent in Evangelical Christian Dating Books.”When I started doing this blog series, I also started getting recommendations … [Read more...]

I’m pro-life. I’m pro-choice. I’m pro-woman.

I'm pro-choice.Therefore, I am pro-life.I'm pro-life.Therefore, I am pro-choice.I couldn't be one without being the other and my support for each side strengthens the other.Let me 'splain....No, there is too much. Let me sum up.I'll start with this--even though the exact point at which human life begins cannot be pin-pointed by science, I still feel uncomfortable with the concept of abortion. I'd like to think that I, personally, would never get an abortion (though, the way I reacted … [Read more...]