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Reformed Christians Discuss a Libertarian View of Abortion

Reformed Christians Discuss a Libertarian View of Abortion

Summary | Reformed Christians Discuss a Libertarian View of Abortion

Since 2020, Christians (in particular, but certainly Christians more broadly) have been faced with real questions about the proper, God-ordained role of civil governance, love of neighbor, liberty of conscience, and human flourishing.

One major issue at the forefront is that of abortion and reproductive rights. Kerry Baldwin joins “Chortles” and “Wresby” on Presbycast, a Confessionally-Reformed Christian podcast to discussion libertarianism and the libertarian view of abortion in particular.

In this episode, you’ll hear a brief introduction to what’s been happening with the liberty movement, news from within the Party, including the removal of the Abortion plank from the party platform. You’ll also get an introduction to Kerry Baldwin’s pro-life view of abortion. Discussion centers around the need for asking a different set questions from the ones conventional pro-lifers have been accustomed to discussing.

These questions include: how do we actually account for abortion as murder in a legal sense? How is the legal question distinct from the economic element? What exactly is being banned in states across America right now? (It’s not what you think it is). What constitutes justice for crime, and particularly abortion? … and more!

If you’re new to these ideas or have been persuaded that libertarians are default pro-abortion advocates, you may find this episode interesting and (hopefully) compelling. Baldwin is in the process of formalizing her arguments in a libertarian theory of reproductive rights for submission for peer review.

Join Kerry Baldwin with Presbycast as we Dare to Think about a libertarian view of abortion.

Main Points of Discussion

00:00 Introduction
01:29 What is the state of the liberty movement and Libertarian Party?
06:30 Why Reformed Christians can/should embrace libertarian philosophy and the principles of liberty?
14:38 Why should Reformed Christians care about a libertarian view of abortion?
22:10 What is the pro-life libertarian argument?
27:25 What about fallen humanity, materialism, or libertine ethics?
37:41 Would a libertarian view of abortion outlaw is as murder?
49:25 What is libertarian view of overturning Dobbs v Jackson and overturning Roe v Wade?
52:02 Summary/Conclusion

Resource Links

Are Libertarians Pro-Choice?

Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions by Dr. Norman Horn, Doug Stuart, Kerry Baldwin, and Dick Clark

Kerry Baldwin’s Theory of Abortion archive

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Summary | Reformed Christians Discuss a Libertarian View of Abortion

Since 2020, Christians (in particular, but certainly Christians more broadly) have been faced with real questions about the proper, God-ordained role of civil governance, love of neighbor, liberty of conscience, and human flourishing.

One major issue at the forefront is that of abortion and reproductive rights. Kerry Baldwin joins “Chortles” and “Wresby” on Presbycast, a Confessionally-Reformed Christian podcast to discussion libertarianism and the libertarian view of abortion in particular.

In this episode, you’ll hear a brief introduction to what’s been happening with the liberty movement, news from within the Party, including the removal of the Abortion plank from the party platform. You’ll also get an introduction to Kerry Baldwin’s pro-life view of abortion. Discussion centers around the need for asking a different set questions from the ones conventional pro-lifers have been accustomed to discussing.

These questions include: how do we actually account for abortion as murder in a legal sense? How is the legal question distinct from the economic element? What exactly is being banned in states across America right now? (It’s not what you think it is). What constitutes justice for crime, and particularly abortion? … and more!

If you’re new to these ideas or have been persuaded that libertarians are default pro-abortion advocates, you may find this episode interesting and (hopefully) compelling. Baldwin is in the process of formalizing her arguments in a libertarian theory of reproductive rights for submission for peer review.

Join Kerry Baldwin with Presbycast as we Dare to Think about a libertarian view of abortion.

Main Points of Discussion

00:00 Introduction
01:29 What is the state of the liberty movement and Libertarian Party?
06:30 Why Reformed Christians can/should embrace libertarian philosophy and the principles of liberty?
14:38 Why should Reformed Christians care about a libertarian view of abortion?
22:10 What is the pro-life libertarian argument?
27:25 What about fallen humanity, materialism, or libertine ethics?
37:41 Would a libertarian view of abortion outlaw is as murder?
49:25 What is libertarian view of overturning Dobbs v Jackson and overturning Roe v Wade?
52:02 Summary/Conclusion

Resource Links

Are Libertarians Pro-Choice?

Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions by Dr. Norman Horn, Doug Stuart, Kerry Baldwin, and Dick Clark

Kerry Baldwin’s Theory of Abortion archive

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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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