Abortion Debate At UNC-CH
Special Report - October 13, 2009
Former American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) president, Nadine Strossen, and pro-life apologist and author, Scott Klusendorf, are scheduled to debate the issue of abortion tonight at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The debate will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13 in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Sponsored by the Carolina Students for Life (CSFL), the pro-life student organization at UNC-Chapel Hill, the debate will be moderated by Asheley Tyndale, former president of CSFL, and Leah Johnson, president of Voices for Planned Parenthood. According to CSFL, “This event is the culmination of several years of failed attempts to plan an unbiased abortion discussion at UNC-Chapel Hill.”
Scott Klusendorf, who will defend the pro-life view at the UNC-CH debate, is president of the Life Training Institute and author of the new book, The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. He was recently a guest on the North Carolina Family Policy Council’s weekly radio program, “Family Policy Matters,” to discuss that book. In the interview with North Carolina Family Policy Council president, Bill Brooks, Klusendorf explained that the abortion debate is essentially about one question. “That one question..is ‘what is the unborn.’ Until you answer that question, all discussion on the issue of abortion is moot,” said Klusendorf. “I am going to ask the pro-choice to argue that they are not human. They've got to demonstrate the unborn are not one of us, but that is precisely what they don't want to do….So, when the debate is framed around the questionwhat is the unbornit really puts our opponents on the defensive.”
The October 13 debate between Klusendorf and Strossen at UNC-CH is open to everyone in the community, but “priority seating will be given to students and faculty,” according to the CSFL press release.
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