Dr. Charles Camosy is the author of Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation, a new book which aims to get….well, beyond the abortion wars.  I (Matt have read it and strongly urge listeners to purchase a copy: it covers significantly more terrain than we were able to get to in our discussion, including incredibly helpful thoughts on public policy.  You can follow Dr. Camosy on Twitter here. 

Also:  Thank you to everyone who has given so generously to us.  I will be purchasing new sound equipment soon, and you should start hearing better audio in the next month or so.  We are so grateful for the enormous kindness many of you have shown, and are trying to sort out ways to express that kindness more tangibly.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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  • Love the podcast, but can you fix the stereo mix so all the voices are centred? Derek’s way off to the left – audio-wise, not theologically/politically! – which is quite distracting.

    • Sorry about that! I’ve sent it to our sound guy, who is looking into fixing it for future shows. New tech may help (which is coming soon, thanks be to God and our listeners!).

      Matt

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  • Joseph Rhea

    Thanks for hosting a discussion on such a heated topic! I hadn’t actually done research on the morality of abortion before, so this was a good crash-course for me – the distinction between indirect and direct abortion is very interesting.
    I just heard Kent Brantly share about his experience fighting Ebola, and I wondered how fitting this might be as a moral analogy:
    A family member in my home in Liberia has contracted Ebola; let’s say, without medical intervention, it has 100% fatality rate and a 100% transmittance rate (I will certainly contract it if I stay in contact with them). We have medication that, if administered along with restorative care like transfusions, MAY save my relative’s life; but we have insufficient safety equipment to protect me from the disease. I wonder what the moral intuitions would be around 1) directly killing my relative to avoid my contamination (though hopefully that’s obvious), and 2) abandoning my relative to die, knowing that I would then live.

  • Zachary Finn

    Thankful for a discussion on abortion that actually went beyond Republican/Democrat, conservative/liberal, pro-life/pro-choice, etc. That said, I was a little confused, perhaps even disappointed, by the fact that the discussion only consisted of the viewpoints of white men. The discussion was still extremely useful, it just felt like the theoretical talk didn’t hit the ground as much without even one woman on the show for some diversity of perspective. While I disagree with those who say this is a “woman’s issue”, I still think women should be involved in the discussion. Still, this is the most nuanced non-writtten treatment of abortion I’ve heard come out of the Christian community. I’ll be sharing this one for sure!