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Property Rights Corrects Abortion Debate Errors w/ Bob Murphy

Property Rights Corrects Abortion Debate Errors w/ Bob Murphy

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Interviewer | Bob Murphy

The Bob Murphy Show is your source for interviews and commentary conducted by a Christian and economist.
The podcast features in-depth interviews as well as solo analysis by Bob Murphy. Much of the content relates to economics in the tradition of the Austrian School as well as libertarian political theory, but the show covers a broad range of topics.

Bob is a born-again Christian currently attending a PCA church. He has a PhD in economics from New York University. He has worked in academia, the financial sector, and have positions with several free-market educational institutions.

Summary – Property Rights Corrects Abortion Debate Errors w/ Bob Murphy

Kerry Baldwin is a Christian libertarian who advances a nuanced position on abortion that seeks to protect the fetus while respecting the bodily rights of the mother. Kerry shows how property rights correct abortion debate errors on the Bob Murphy Show.

00:00 Introduction
05:40 Evictionism and whether the fetus counts as a trespasser
09:38 Analogy: child stowaway
11:40 Is it important to know when human life begins?
14:18 What is meant by control over the zygote?
16:50 Why does viability make a difference?
20:30 Women has owners of the means of production
22:10 Positive vs negative rights
25:10 Can you compel a woman to carry an unwanted baby?
28:30 What about rape?
32:04 Do you believe there would be a system of law enforcement?
34:35 Tort for rape; Restorative Justice for abortion
36:05 Will legal enforcement prevent or mitigate the practice of abortion? The economics of abortion
41:04 Prolife unfolding of Rothbardian society and a prochoice one.
45:10 Not endorsing standard American evangelical prolife movement
48:30 Crisis pregnancy centers are superior solutions; militancy is inferior
51:47 Moral outrage is not a substitute for justice or compassion
52:28 Christianity and self-ownership
56:16 Secularists have no basis for accusing Christians of a Handmaid’s Tale analogy
58:38 Roe v Wade’s and state interest

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Kerry Baldwin
B.A. Philosophy, Arizona State University. My writing focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed theology and aimed at the educated layperson. I am a confessionally Reformed Christian orthodox Presbyterian in the tradition of J. Gresham Machen (1881 – 1937)

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