108: The Big One About Abortion

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What do you wish you could say out loud about abortion? We get into it in this huge episode. There’s a lot of yelling on both sides of the abortion conversation; we try to cut through the noise and double down on the parts of the abortion topic that Christians tend to ignore. 

  • What abortion and purity culture have to do with each other
  • Christians and abortion: What are the realities?
  • Historical, Medical, Legal, Global: What’s going on?
  • Interrogating the solutions proposed by those against abortion and for abortion

Our partners got to hear a one-hour conversation with Dr. Olamide Ayoade-Alawi who is an economist researching the research about abortion. She gets into the data with us – what reduces abortions? What happens when abortion is restricted? We promise no one gets to feel comfortable after this conversation. Join us for $3/month to hear it and other weekly episodes about sexuality, faith, and pop culture.

Show Notes:
Your thoughts on abortion (Google Doc)

76: Modesty Was the Gateway Drug To Purity Culture
86: Purity Culture 2.0
What’s New in Evangelical Views on Abortion? The Age Gap (CT)
Lifeway Study on Women Who Have Had an Abortion
How U.S. abortion laws went from nonexistent to acrimonious (National Geographic)
Abortion Policy and Christian Social Ethics by Mako Nagasawa
Jasmine Holmes (Instagram, Gynaecology highlight)
Carved in Ebony (Koorong)
Carved in Ebony Young Readers Edition (Koorong)
‘Abhorrent then, condemned today’: Andrews government announces redress scheme for forced adoptions (The Age)
Forced Abortion Practices (Australia)
Native Americans Recall Era of Forced Adoptions (BBC)
Canada to Pay Millions in Indigenous Lawsuit Over Forced Adoptions (NY Times)
Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Anti-abortion centers to grow, wield more influence post-Roe (AP)
How China’s One-Child Policy Led To Forced Abortions, 30 Million Bachelors (NPR)