Debating Abortion – Valerie Tarico and Chris Christian on the Right to Reason Podcast

Psychologist and author Valerie Tarico takes the stance that abortion access is an afirmative social and moral good that serves wellbeing. Divinity student Chris Christan argues that abortion should be morally forbidden and illegal.

About Valerie Tarico

Seattle psychologist and writer. Author - Trusting Doubt; Deas and Other Imaginings.
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6 Responses to Debating Abortion – Valerie Tarico and Chris Christian on the Right to Reason Podcast

  1. Stephen Gray says:

    God (in whom I do not believe) would be a greater abortionist of “ensouled fetuses” than any 10000 doctors. Fundies may say that he created them so he has the right to kill them, but then why did he create them?

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  2. Than you for that exchange Valerie. It does good to revisit that thematic. My position does not change and I enjoy the suite of arguments you put forward. At the end of the day, it is a responsibility we have until the nervous system makes the living being “aware” or “sentient”, a responsbiility that we can take to give a chance to quality as oppose to quantity. Of course, once sentient, the choice has fallen and is definitive as far as we humans are concerned. Of course, nature will still have its say, but that is another story.
    Thanks again.


  3. Doug says:

    i am not “pro-abortion” but I am definitely “pro-choice.” I don’t know that my wife and I would have chosen abortion unless there was a clear medical reason to do so, but I don’t claim any divine knowledge that empowers me to tell others what to do in their situations. I have yet to figure out what harm an aborted fetus, not capable of any conscious thought, will suffer (I’m an MD by the way),. Unless you believe in the make-believe theology of purgatory or hell for those who haven’t even developed the ability to “sin” in any way! Funny how those who rail against government control are fine with the government dictating what people should do in this most personal situation.


  4. George says:

    I have read most of the pros and cons concerning abortion and 110% of those people are religiously virused members of God’s Own Party. “To believe that the Bible is the perfect word of God is to believe that women are tainted seductresses who must be controlled by men.” Valerie Tarico


  5. George says:

    “To all Republicans who insist on banning abortion because it “kills innocent humans:
    So, do chemical spills in our water. And gun rampages on our malls and at our schools. And starvation because mothers can’t earn a living wage even working 60-hour weeks. And curable diseases when parents have no access to affordable healthcare.
    And yet while you sanctimoniously stick your nose in my family-planning choices, you have smugly opposed every attempt at safety regulations, gun control, raising the minimum wage, and the ACA.
    You are the worst kind of hypocrites: Arrogant and ignorant. You are what’s wrong with America today.”


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