Set up your Free Think University account to access free courses, unlock scholarships, and experience other community benefits.

 Register as New Student
 Register as New Donor

×


Forgot your password? Click here.

Not a member? Click here.

Need help logging in? Click here.


×

Enter your email address below and we'll send you an email to reset your password.


×

We could not find your email address in our system. Please contact support@freethinku.com for additional help.

×

Your password has been sent to your email address on file.

×

Please contact the River Foundation for more information on your scholarship requirements.

×

Pro-Life, Pro-Choice,
or Something Else?

The Moral Stakes

A debate over choice can be either moral or amoral. Your preference for vanilla ice cream over chocolate is not a moral one. Your choice regarding abortion, however, is definitely one with many moral implications.  Thus many have sought to spell out for those listening to the debate what is at stake in this argument.  The following three videos present both sides’ cases for such ethical dilemmas as the value of life, the end of life, individual liberties, protection of life, feminist arguments, etc.

The first video contains clips taken from the 2006 Tony Kaye documentary “Lake of Fire” that depicts the contemporary abortion debate in the United States.  It allows both Noam Chomsky and Peter Singer to present pro-choice arguments on ethics.

The second video is a clip from politician and physician Ron Paul, who sets forth the moral issues as he sees them from a pro-life perspective.

While there will likely long be contention about the definition of human life, some have set out to share a “Pro Life” or “Pro Humanitate” vision that focuses on the affirmation of the value of human life in unexpected ways.  In this video from The River Foundation, for example, the viewer is challenged to consider a simple question: “If a little Ecuadorian Indian with Down Syndrome who was found naked in a plastic trash bag in a dump can be an Ambassador of Love and help give people Hope, then what child does not deserve a chance to live?”