033: Personhood Theory & Why It Changes the Pro-Life Conversation

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Personhood Theory. You may have never heard of it, but personhood theory simply asks the question, “What makes a person a person?” How one answers this questions directly impacts theirs view on human dignity, worth, and rights. Personhood theory also helps us understand our bodies and the creation of them! People’s views on topics from abortion, euthanasia, sex slavery, population control, transgenderism, and homosexuality are all based on how you answer on specific question: What makes a person a person?

On this episode of RTC, Marc and Fuller discuss this idea of personhood theory and what it means for both Christians and nonChristians and how this conversation directly impacts our views on the sanctity of human life.


Links mentioned in the podcast and bonus links:

Love They Body by Nancy Pearcey: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Thy-Body-Answering-Questions/dp/0801075726/ref=sr_1_2?crid=13MF3RJ02D52I&dchild=1&keywords=love+thy+body+by+nancy+pearcey&qid=1584027853&sprefix=love+thy+body%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-2

Human Dignity: The Fundamental Concept in Bioethics: https://cbhd.org/content/human-dignity-fundamental-concept-bioethics

Infanticide and the deadly threat of “Personhood Theory” by Wesley J. Smith: https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2012/02/infanticide-and-the-deadly-threat-of-personhood-theory

Human Dignity Is Not a Political Platform by Tina Boesch: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/reviews/dignity-revolution/


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Opening Song: “Joy” by Paul Lindgren

Closing Song: “Adjust” by Paul Lindgren