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Ep 33 – Embryo Jewelry, Pro-Life Democrats, and the AHCA

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Hello friends! Thanks for joining me and Nicole for episode 33 of the Fetal Position Podcast! Click here to download the episode in a new window.

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Ep 29 – Tomi Lahren, Abortion, & the Constitution

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“I’m pro-choice and here’s why. I am a constitutional… someone who loves the constitution. I am someone that is for limited government, so I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say ‘I am for limited government but I think that the government should decide what women do with their bodies’. I can sit here and say that, as a republican. And I can say ‘you know what, I’m for limited government so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well’.

I get a lot of attacks from conservative women as well. Equal hate from all sides for me.”

On today’s episode, I discuss this quote from republican ‘talking head’, Tomi Lahren. Here’s the interview:

This episode was recorded live on Facebook (sundays at 3pm).

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Ep 27 – Can Pro-Life Doctors Really Lie to Pregnant Women?”

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Thanks for listening to episode 27 of the Fetal Position!
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The articles I reference in the episode are:

This episode was recorded live on facebook at around 3pm on Sunday. If you liked this and want to see more current events, let me know!

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Students for Life Responds to Teen Vogue

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A couple of weeks ago, Teen Vogue put out an article (is a slideshow really an article? I dunno) titled “What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion” which lays out a handful of gift ideas to get your friend who has recently had an abortion. They suggest things like movies, some special underwear, poetry, needlepoint embroidery, coloring books, and chocolate. When I first saw it, I dismissed it as yet another article that simply assumes that abortion is a morally inconsequential surgical procedure, so I chocked it up to being not worth engaging.

Plus, the article is in Teen Vogue. They basically talk about nothing but celebrity gossip and fashion tips. And as an almost 30 year old man, I don’t think I could be less interested in that or further from their target audience. But their target audience has read it, and many of them don’t adhere to the default pro-choice perspective. Allow me to introduce you to Autumn, of Students for Life.
She’s a 16 year old girl, so Teen Vogue was essentially talking to her with this article. And Autumn recognizes it for what it is. As she says in the video, “The point of the article was to make the situation seem as light hearted and nonchalant as possible in order to convince girls my age that abortion is not big deal. We need to clarify one thing. Abortion is a big deal”

Here is Autumn:

I know this post might be considered “late” in the internet realm of immediate responding, but that’s ok. If you haven’t seen this video yet, now you have. And if you have seen it, watch it again and modify the way you respond to certain people based on how she’s responded to Teen Vogue. I tend to take a much more philosophical approach and remove any language of being offended for the sake of dealing with the academic issues. But this issue is far more than merely academic. It is a real, visceral problem in our society. People need to treat abortion like the thing that it is: The loss of an innocent, defenseless human life that has done nothing except exist, and is punished for existing.

It needs to end.
Students for Life is one branch of the end of abortion. “If you know someone who has had an abortion, don’t buy them a gag gift and disguise it as a celebration,” says Autumn. “Treat it for what it is. A terrible loss.”
This confirms that the millennial generation is The Pro Life Generation.

Ep 25 – Why Should We Defund Planned Parenthood?

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Hello friends! Thanks for listening to The Fetal Position podcast and coming to the show-notes page for episode 25! If you haven’t listened to it yet, click this link: http://thefetalposition.libsyn.com/ep-25-why-should-we-defund-planned-parenthood

So why should we defund planned parenthood?

  1. Why should we fund it?
    • The person wanting to fund a private organization bears the burden to show why tax dollars should go there. Where in the Constitution does it give the government power to use money for this?
  2. Defund everything!
    • The government shouldn’t be choosing winners and losers, and shouldn’t be supporting failing businesses. Market manipulation is bad.
    • If a business cannot support itself, that means the business is running inefficiently. To quote Ron Swanson, “the government should not prop up a failed business. That would be like giving food to a mortally wounded animal instead of slitting its throat and properly utilizing its meat and pelt”
  3. If you don’t use their services, why should you have to pay them?
  4. Current law (the Hyde Amendment) says that taxpayer dollars shouldn’t pay for abortions.
    • Contrary to popular claim, tax dollars do go towards abortion. Maybe not on paper, but money is fungible. $100 in taxes means $100 of non-tax dollars is freed up for abortions.
    • Even if the Hyde Amendment didn’t exist, we still should not force people to pay for things they are morally opposed to.
  5. They claim “abortion is only 3% of what we do”, yet they refuse to stop performing abortions in order to retain government funding.
  6. Although they say they offer prenatal care, very few locations actually offer anything other than pathways to termination. They do less than 1% of the nation’s pap tests, less than 2% of the nation’s breast exams, and no mammograms.
    • Because abortion is legal, I’m not objecting to an organization specializing in abortion… but if we’re going to offer government funds to an organization, we should offer it to an organization that does more than merely recommend abortions.
    • I don’t want the government subsidizing a failing business that does less than other more robust women’s health clinics.
  7. If we shut the doors of every planned parenthood, they could be easily replaced by more comprehensive women’s health clinics. But very few people are advocating shutting their doors; merely defunding them. If that means they get shut down, so be it.
  8. Planned Parenthood does not need taxpayer funds to survive. Here’s a link to their annual report.
    • 697.1 million in non government funds
    • 528.4 million in government funds
      • NPR says “That totals more than 40 percent of Planned Parenthood’s total $1.3 billion in revenue for the year, which suggests that the organization would be in some heavy financial trouble without that public funding.”

That concludes this episode! Look forward to the next several episodes where I highlight some things from a recent interview on another podcast, go into some detail about a violinist analogy that I made that I might be calling Thompson’s Fiddler (or possibly Fiddler in the Womb).

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Talk to you guys next time!