• Karina Inkster

NBSV 107: Veganism and abortion - a critical discussion



It is a comparison ever-present in the vegan community, though it is rarely critically addressed: veganism and abortion. In light of the recent legislation in Texas around reproductive rights [and lack thereof], my coaching colleague Zoe and I talk about the intersections between veganism and abortion, why the comparison may be problematic, and above all: why vegan pro-lifers are blatant hypocrites.


Important topics and points you don't want to miss:

>> The intersections between veganism and abortion: where are they, and why are they problematic?


>> Can a person defend the right to abortion without compromising their dedication to sparing or saving innocent life, as an ethical vegan?


>> The role of sentience within the pro-life approach [and how it is, in fact, not valid]



Connect with Zoe:


>> Zoe on Instagram



Resources and Support:


>> Planned Parenthood (US)


>> International Planned Parenthood [IPP WHR]: Canadian resources


>> Texas Equal Access Fund


>> First Place Options abortion support



Mentioned in the episode:


>> Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights (Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law) by Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf


>> Is “Pro-Choice Ethical Vegan” an Oxymoron? Sherry Colb, for Verdict.


>> Vegans and Abortion: Are Pro-Choice Vegans Hypocrites? Tyler McFarland, for iamgoingvegan.com.


>> Opinion: Uma Thurman: The Texas abortion law is a human rights crisis for American women. Washington Post.



Episode transcript:


Access a full transcript of the episode here.




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