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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.