The Minimise Podcast

The Minimise Podcast

By The Minimise Project
Pro-life and pro-choice people often talk past each other, misunderstanding and misinterpreting each other, and no one makes any progress. We want to enable people with a variety of different views to have meaningful and productive conversations about pregnancy and abortion.
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Season Finale: your questions answered
Ben and Muireann take a look through our comments box and answer some of the questions we’ve been asked over the course of the series. Responding to 'I wouldn't have an abortion myself, but I support other people's choice to have one' Are pro-lifers hypocrites if they don't want to punish abortion? Should states be netural on the issue of abortion? Is consent to sex consent to pregnancy? Where is the Minimise Project heading? -- Links: https://theminimiseproject.ie/2019/09/12/the-equal-rights-argument-a-great-way-to-have-better-conversations-about-abortion/ https://blog.equalrightsinstitute.com/undervalued-argument-prolife-movement/ https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ujK7Ks0GiFopYIC2UXhBJ https://open.spotify.com/episode/48I9M2UhxtDjgE4sDZlVmk https://theminimiseproject.ie/2019/09/05/does-the-right-to-bodily-autonomy-override-the-right-to-life/
45:22
July 29, 2020
Why are pro-life films so bad? An interview with Rachel Sherlock
What makes good pro-life art? Can a film that has nothing to do with abortion spread a pro-life message? And how do you talk to pro-choice friends about pro-life messages in films? Ben and Muireann chat to Rachel Sherlock about pro-life themes in art and film. Links: https://www.rachelsherlock.com/ Films discussed: Unplanned (2019), directed by Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman Juno (2007), directed by Jason Reitmen Kill the Moon, Dr Who Season 8 episode 7, directed by Paul Wilmshurst
53:39
July 22, 2020
What does a pro-life culture mean anway?
What does a pro-life culture mean, exactly? What does it look like? And can we build one that doesn’t require women to take on unchosen burdens? Is the pro-life movement being completely honest when we address this question? Ben and Muireann discuss. Links: https://theminimiseproject.ie/resources/practical-assistance/ https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/01/march-life-abortion-unchosen-obligations/ http://doc.jfaweb.org/Training/DeFactoGuardian-v03.pdf https://theminimiseproject.ie/2019/08/22/ireland-under-the-8th-why-we-dont-just-want-to-turn-back-the-clock/ https://theminimiseproject.ie/2020/07/12/abortion-regret-the-pro-life-lobby-and-trusting-women/
36:06
July 15, 2020
Better Conversations: An interview with Josh Brahm of ERI
Josh Brahm of the Equal Rights Institute joins us for a discussion on constructive dialogue within the pro-life movement and the differences and similarities in the pro-life movements in Ireland and the USA. This podcast was recorded in January 2020. Links: https://equalrightsinstitute.com/ https://theminimiseproject.ie/2020/01/19/seven-reasons-why-pro-life-people-should-distance-themselves-from-racist-election-candidates/
40:44
July 8, 2020
Do liberals and conservatives think about abortion differently?
Why do different people think so differently about what is right and what is wrong? Muireann and Ben discuss Jonathan Haidt’s moral foundations theory and how to understand where others are coming from on the issue of abortion. -- Links: Jonathan Haidt’s book https://righteousmind.com/ and website about Moral Foundations Theory https://moralfoundations.org/ (7:45) Foetal Pain https://theminimiseproject.ie/2020/01/24/on-foetal-pain/ (28:00) Equal Rights Argument https://blog.equalrightsinstitute.com/undervalued-argument-prolife-movement/ (30:50) http://www.miscarriage.ie/ https://feileacain.ie/ https://anamcara.ie/
48:12
July 1, 2020
From Pro-choice to Pro-life: How Ciara O’Rourke of the Minimise Project changed her mind
What makes people change their minds on abortion, one way or the other? One of the founding members of the Minimise Project outlines her journey. -- Links: http://doc.jfaweb.org/Training/DeFactoGuardian-v03.pdf
53:30
June 24, 2020
The Minimise Podcast: coming soon
The Minimise Project is launching a podcast that facilitates better conversations about pregnancy and abortion. Find out what to expect and subscribe so you don’t miss our first episode
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June 10, 2020