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Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue, 2nd Edition (Digital)

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Are you scared to talk about abortion?

Don’t worry—almost everyone is. We think the subject is too impolite, or we don’t want to be branded an intolerant fanatic, or we’re afraid we won’t represent the pro-life side well enough. Whatever the reason for this fear, it causes many of us to pass up opportunities to speak out on behalf of the unborn.

You can overcome this fear, says Trent Horn in this new and revised edition of his bestselling classic, Persuasive Pro-Life. With a little knowledge and a few proven techniques, you can become a bold and effective apologist for life.

Drawing on the latest developments in the post-Roe landscape, Horn helps you cut through the rhetoric of the pro-choice side in order to accurately frame the legal, historical, and scientific issues surrounding abortion. Then he demonstrates—with vivid personal examples from his years of campus activism—the importance of being charitable, no matter how strident the other side might be. We must be not just warriors for the pro-life cause, he says, but ambassadors for it.

Horn leads you on a guided tour of the many types of pro-abortion opponent or inquirer (“the pragmatist,” “the skeptic,” “the conflicted”) and offers more real-life examples. In each case, he teaches you specific approaches—what to say, what not to say, and how to bear yourself—that are tailored to every situation.

With the end of Roe v. Wade, the struggle over abortion has never been hotter. Read Persuasive Pro-Life today, and never again be afraid to speak up for the precious and fundamental right to life.

“Trent Horn really knows how to get people thinking and talking about abortion. Persuasive Pro-Life is an invaluable handbook for anyone who wants to become more skilled at defending the humanity of the preborn.” —Lila Rose, President, Live Action

Trent's book is a must-have resource for anyone looking to challenge those defending pro-choice lies. This is the tool we need in the post-Roe era as we look for creative and effective ways to engage the opposition. Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life

“Although Persuasive Pro-Life deals admirably with some of the most difficult questions that sanctity of life supporters face in the public square, it also introduces its readers to an array of philosophical and legal arguments that they are sure to face in more rarefied venues. Its author, Trent Horn, has a real gift of clarity and insight that pierces through the rhetorical clutter that, unfortunately, dominates much of the discussion in social media and popular culture. If you think there is more to the debates about the sanctity of life than like-buttons, memes, and mindless heckling and name-calling, this is the book for you. Its case is presented with charity, intelligence, compassion, and rigor.” —Francis J. Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University

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Trent Horn
eBook, 336 pages
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