Sep 18, 2018
What does it mean to be prolife? What does it really
The abortion debate is one that often evokes knee-jerk
reactions. For some, it is THE issue that defines their
political biases. It’s paradoxically of the utmost importance
but extremely difficult to have an in-depth, frank discussion about
a matter that excites such passions and deep convictions.
Joining the podcast today is Kerry Baldwin, an independent
researcher and writer with a B.A. in Philosophy from Arizona State
University. Kerry grew up closely with the prolife movement
and was a strong activist in prolife causes. However,
dissatisfaction with the political realities of the abortion debate
and life circumstances made her question the movement’s methods and
goals and led to a decade in which she did not participate in
prolife rallies or causes.
Earlier this year, Kerry broke her silence when prolife
activist Jeff Durbin joined those calling for women who have
abortions to be charged with first-degree murder. You can get
a sense of Durbin’s stance in this interview he did
President of National Right to Life Tony
Though she continues to be staunchly prolife, Kerry believes
the efforts of many in the prolife movement are counterproductive
in ending abortions and ultimately destructive to the women who
seek abortions. She offers an alternative path forward that
she believes holds the hope of saving lives of not only the unborn,
but those among us who are neglected, abused, and desperate.
Kerry’s website, MereLiberty.com, boasts of two podcasts:
Dare to Think and Flashes of Liberty (coming soon). She is
also a regular contributor at the Libertarian Christian Institute.
Her writing focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed
theology, aimed at the educated layperson; challenging readers to
rethink prevailing paradigms in politics, theology, and
Kerry is a single, homeschooling mother of three. She is
the librarian for her congregation. She enjoys outdoor
activities in the Jemez mountains near her home, and
stereotypically introverted hobbies such as puzzles and brain
teasers, reading, and learning more about herbal and nutritional
medicine. She enjoys studying Reformational Philosophy by way of
Roy Clouser, and appreciates the theology of Meredith Kline, Lee
Irons, and Aimee Byrd.