Why Are Some Christians Supporting Pro-Abortion Laws

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Why are even some Christians supporting pro-abortion laws? This Saturday on The Roys Report, Julie will explore this issue with both pro-life Christian, Father Frank Pavone—and pro-choice Christian, Livi Burke. Also joining me will be author and apologist, Nancy Pearcey, who will explain how personhood theory is changing how this generation views abortion. Hope you can join me, this Saturday at 11 a.m. on AM 1160 Hope for your life!

Episode Guests

Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Pearcey is the author of the recently released Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and two ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winners: How Now Shall We Live (coauthored with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson) and Total Truth. Her books have been translated into 8 languages. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University. A former agnostic, Pearcey has spoken at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, USC, and Dartmouth. She was highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today and was hailed in The Economist as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”

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Livi Burke

Livi Burke is a Christian freelance writer and blogger. She has written for a wide variety of publications such as Rewire, The Tempest, and Bustle. When she is not writing or working on a blog post, she is either catching up on a show on Hulu or listening to one of her favorite podcasts.

Fr Frank Pavone

FR. FRANK PAVONE is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor. In 1993 he requested permission to devote his entire life and ministry to ending abortion. Since then, he has served fulltime in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission. He is the National Director of Priests for Life, the largest pro-life ministry in the Catholic Church. He is also the President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion. He travels throughout the country,to an average of four states every week, preaching and teaching against abortion. He produces programs regularly for religious and secular radio and television networks. He was asked by Mother Teresa to speak in India on the life issues, and has addressed the pro-life caucus of the United States House of Representatives. The Vatican appointed him to the Pontifical Academy for Life and to the Pontifical Council for the Family to help coordinate the pro-life activities of the Catholic Church. He was present at the bedside of Terri Schiavo as she was dying and was an outspoken advocate for her life. Fr. Frank was invited by members of Congress to preach at the prayer service they had in the Capitol just prior to the vote on health care reform. In 2016 he was asked by then- candidate Donald Trump to serve on his Pro-life and Catholic advisory councils. Hereceived the “Proudly Pro-life Award” by the National Right to Life Committee, and numerous other pro-life awards and honorary doctorates. His work has been praised by Presidents, Popes, and countless citizens. He is the author of four books, Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It; Pro-life Reflections for Every Day; Abolishing Abortion, andProclaiming the Message of Life. Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade abortion decision, called Fr. Frank “the catalyst that brought me into the Catholic Church.”

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  1. Regards to Livi Burke for being so open and unguarded on this episode! Most pro-abortion advocates would not even engage with the pro-life side to this extent. I hope she felt it was worth her time and will continue to mull over the points each person made.

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