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.
Access a full transcript of the episode here.
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