Catholic Answers School of Apologetics: Arguing Against Abortion Online Course
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You may be passionately pro-life, but do you get nervous about sharing your views with pro-choice friends or family members? Do you worry that the conversation will become a heated argument that you’d rather avoid?
That’s why the Catholic Answers School of Apologetics is offering Arguing Against Abortion as a resource to equip you to graciously and persuasively defend the sanctity of human life. In this course you will learn the same techniques Trent uses to engage pro-choice callers on Catholic Answers Live and refute defenders of legal abortion in live, public debates. These include:
- Maintaining a gracious and peaceful tone
- Simplifying the issue of abortion
- Clarifying the evidence for the humanity of the unborn
- Defending the personhood of unborn children
- Answering “bodily autonomy” arguments
You’ll also learn how to tackle tough issues like:
- Back-alley abortion claims
- What about in the case of rape?
- Religious pro-choice arguments
- The life of the mother
The course contains 30 short, easy-to-watch video segments, so you can study at your own pace.
Whether you are new to the pro-life cause or have been faithfully serving it for decades, Arguing Against Abortion will give you the skills and confidence you need to defend the lives of unborn children.
Online Course, 30 Lessons (Run-Time 1:43)
I will say there is some info in this course that's helpful because I would not know how to object to otherwise. However, it would've been a little more helpful if Trent raised some objections a pro choicer might raise and then debunk it right after like he did on his follow up video on the devil's advocate debate on abortion. But at least now I know what I'm missing to have a sound prolife argument. Because before I couldn't know what I didn't know.
Excellent. I a fan of Trent Horn's However, I did notice an issue or two. E.g., the first question of the quiz for Lesson 24 is "Ad hominem arguments are fallacies because," and the answer choices are "A) They slander people's character, B) Bad people can make sound arguments, C) You shouldn't say mean things about other people . . ." The quiz considered "All of the above" to be correct. But it would be correct to say that ad hominem arguments are BAD for all the reasons. But they are FALLACIES only for reason B. Yours, Acyutananda ("c" pronounced as in "ciao") http://www.NoTerminationWithoutRepresentation.org Facebook: No Termination without Representation Twitter: @NoTerminationWR Parler: https://parler.com/profile/NoTerminationWithoutRepresentation/posts
Truly an excellent course! I was hesitant for a bit to buy this product due to the review that one person left claiming it requires "advanced knowledge." I must say, however, that I never really found this to be the case. There are some parts of the course that are meant for more difficult objections that really intelligent pro-choice people will make, but if answering these objections isn't really necessary for you in a significant way, you can just get what you will need from the videos and put less effort for those parts. This course will teach you some of the most important factors for debating pro-life perspectives and does so in a very digestible, thorough, and profound way. I could not recommend this course more to someone who is sincerely interested in defending life.
Trent provides valid and thoughtful arguments from the Catholic perspective. He is genuine and respectful. I appreciate the thoroughness of the discussion. And will continue to pray for conversion of hearts in this matter.
Good course overall but much of the things covered require advance knowledge the typical person would not know making it hard to follow.
The course is an excellent, well researched and prepared argument for the sanctity of life and against the grave wrong of abortion. Points are well made, consistent and cumulative. I recommend this course without reservation, for serious pro-life advocates.
Interesting and very informative!