Oct 2, 2018
Continuing our discussion with Kerry Baldwin, we cover a wide
array of prolife issues such as: how does poverty play a role in
the abortion debate, and what might we do to reduce the death toll
through better economics? Does a woman have a right to an
abortion? Are personhood laws the answer the prolife movement
has been looking for? And what can you practically do to
impact the prevalence of abortions?
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. As
both a protégé and critic of the modern prolife movement, Kerry
Baldwin brings a unique perspective to the debate.
Kerry is 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.
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.