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Overview This revised and updated guide offers timely information and inspiration from a "sanctity of life" perspective. Real answers to real questions appear in logical and concise form.
Publishers Description As politicians, citizens, and families continue the raging national debate on whether it's proper to end human life in the womb, resources like Randy Alcorn's Prolife Answers to Prochoice Arguments have proven invaluable. With over 75,000 copies in print, this revised and updated guide offers timely information and inspiration from a "sanctity of life" perspective. Real answers to real questions about abortion appear in logical and concise form. The final chapter -- "Fifty Ways to Help Unborn Babies and Their Mothers"-- is worth the price of this book alone
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.21" Height: 1.27" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2001
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1576737519 ISBN13 9781576737514
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More About Randy Alcorn
Randy Alcorn is an author and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit ministry dedicated to teaching principles of God’s Word and assisting the church in ministering to the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled, and unsupported people around the world. His ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly time, money, possessions and opportunities to invest in need-meeting ministries that count for eternity. He accomplishes this by analyzing, teaching, and applying the biblical truth.
Before starting EPM in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for fourteen years. He has an MA degree in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University and an Honorary Doctorate from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and has taught on the adjunct faculties of both.
A New York Times bestselling author, Randy has written more than forty books, including the bestsellers Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His books in print exceed seven million and have been translated into over thirty languages. Randy has written for many magazines including EPM’s quarterly issues-oriented magazine Eternal Perspectives. He is active daily on Facebook and Twitter, has been a guest on more than 700 radio, television and online programs including Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, Revive Our Hearts, The Bible Answer Man, and The Resurgence.
Randy and his wife Nanci have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research, and reading.
Randy Alcorn currently resides in Gresham, in the state of Oregon.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments?
EXCELLENT Resource Oct 1, 2007
Don't look for unsupported opinion in this book. ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments presents the facts.
Whether you're prolife or prochoice, you should know why you believe the way you do about abortion. You won't be disappointed with this book.
OUTSTANDING ANSWERS May 23, 2006
IT MAKES VERY CLEAR WHY ABORTION IS WRONG,AS ITS NAME SAY S ANSWERING PRO ABORTION ARGUMENTS. IT ALSO HAS RELIABLE AND USEFUL INFORMATION.
Great response by the pro-life community Mar 30, 2006
I am still reading this book (borrowed it from the library), but I was impressed enough to write a review halfway through the book. First off, Alcorn presents all his arguments in a logical order, grouping like arguments together. He also responds to each individual reason why a pro-choice person supports abortion, and crafts his counter-argument calmly and rationally. Alcorn is adept at putting into words the vague reasons why pro-life people oppose abortion, and he explains it in such a logical way that Vulcans would approve of.
However as rational Mr. Alcorn may be, he is not above describing what a fetus (fetus and unborn baby is used interchangably duirng the book) feels during abortion, or using pictures of miscarried babies, aborted babies, and surgeries perfomed on fetuses that will increase their chance of living.
He also uses anecdotes when appropriate, like the one about a three year old who inadvertently saw a picture of an aborted baby (to put it gently, an aborted baby is a baby that's been taken apart) The three year old, in tears, asked his mommy, "Who broke the baby?" Randy Alcorn does try not to dwell on the gruesome; he'll just matter-of-factly explain things. My favorite anecdote is the one that involved Alcorn himself. He'll speak to college students and explain that while he was introduced as pro-life, he's really pro-choice. (Students nod in approvement) He believes that people can choose what they want to do with their bodies. (Cheers) Men can do what they want with their bodies, too. (More approval) For example, if a man wants to force a lady to have sex with him, and rapes her, that's his choice. Nobody has the right to tell him not to use his body to rape her, so he shouldn't be punished for it. (Silence). Alcorn then uses this to compare the rape with an abortion, in both stories the victim is barely paid lip-service. The victim is the one who has no say in these these things, but in a rape, people will go to the defense of the lady, making sure she recovers, but who's going to the defense of the fetuses? (By the way, if a rape victim gets pregnant, she shouldn't abort the baby, Alcorn says. It won't be our fault for "forcing" her to carry it full term, it's the rapist's fault for invading her in the first place, it's the rapist's fault for forcing a pregnancy on the lady. If the baby is aborted, then the lady will be as guilty as the rapist.)
Another main argument is over the fact whether a fetus is a person. Well, is it a lesser sin to murder a teenager because he's not full person yet, an adult? Is it a lesser sin to kill a child because she's not a teenager yet? How about killing an infant, because the baby isn't a child yet? Well, how about a fetus? (Clue: a fetus is a baby, even if it lives in a womb vs. a crib.) Then how about a "product of conception"? Questions like these abound in this book.
I started reading this book with an open mind, and even halfway through I am forced to conclude that abortion does indeed kill babies. Even if you are firmly in the pro-choice side, it would do you good to read this book, just to see where pro-lifers are coming from. Alcorn said that many pro-choicers are virtually clueless when it comes to the pro-life position, and that's where the heated arguments come from. Read this book, know each side's view, and THEN start arguing. We'd save a lot of time that way.
great organization, one objection Mar 29, 2006
This book is organized wonderfully and points out all of the fallacies of the pro-abortion/pro-infanticide stance. I refer to it in one of the chapters of a pro-life book I am writing about how not only the unborn human beings but newborn and infants have been dehumanized by the "legal non-person" pro-abortion argument. Now we see the return of eugenics, where people sue because they had a baby with Down syndrome, such as wrongful life and wrongful birth lawsuits and where whole organs are used from aborted children for research. Great book!
The only thing I would vehemently disagree with is where he defends not allowing abortion in the case of rape or incest. It was not the woman or girl's choice to have sex so she should have a choice to get cleaned out after a rape, even if a conception, and therefore new human life, has already formed. This is less than one percent of abortions anyway, and if leftists let us keep rapists and murderers in jail that would be less of a problem. The right of a raped person to get cleaned out from a rape outweighs any right a 2-hour old embryo does to life. It is sad but forcing a raped girl to carry to term is inhumane.
That said, 99 percent of abortions are currently for convenience (the mother wants to go on a ski trip, for example) or for eugenic reasons, like the father was ugly or the unborn child has a fixable cosmetic flaw such as cleft lip.
Well Articulated Mar 10, 2006
This book has every pro-choice argument you can think of! I love that it doesn't have religious answers. I am personally a religious person, but I don't think abortion is a religious issue but rather one of basic human rights. Every pro-life person should have this book and see how to articulate your views.