Episode 16 - Prolife Matters with Kerry Baldwin - Part 2
Continuing our discussion with Kerry Baldwin, we cover a wide array of prolife issues such as: how does poverty play a role in the abortion debate, and what might we do to reduce the death toll through better economics? Does a woman have a right to an abortion? Are personhood laws the answer the prolife movement has been looking for? And what can you practically do to impact the prevalence of abortions?
The abortion debate is one that often evokes knee-jerk reactions. For some, it is THE issue that defines their political biases. It’s paradoxically of the utmost importance but extremely difficult to have an in-depth, frank discussion about a matter that excites such passions and deep convictions. As both a protégé and critic of the modern prolife movement, Kerry Baldwin brings a unique perspective to the debate.
Kerry is an independent researcher and writer with a B.A. in Philosophy from Arizona State University. Kerry grew up closely with the prolife movement and was a strong activist in prolife causes. However, dissatisfaction with the political realities of the abortion debate and life circumstances made her question the movement’s methods and goals and led to a decade in which she did not participate in prolife rallies or causes.
Earlier this year, Kerry broke her silence when prolife activist Jeff Durbin joined those calling for women who have abortions to be charged with first-degree murder. You can get a sense of Durbin’s stance in this interview he did of Vice President of National Right to Life Tony Lauinger.
Though she continues to be staunchly prolife, Kerry believes the efforts of many in the prolife movement are counterproductive in ending abortions and ultimately destructive to the women who seek abortions. She offers an alternative path forward that she believes holds the hope of saving lives of not only the unborn, but those among us who are neglected, abused, and desperate.
Kerry’s website, MereLiberty.com, boasts of two podcasts: Dare to Think and Flashes of Liberty (coming soon). She is also a regular contributor at the Libertarian Christian Institute. Her writing focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed theology, aimed at the educated layperson; challenging readers to rethink prevailing paradigms in politics, theology, and culture.
Kerry is a single, homeschooling mother of three. She is the librarian for her congregation. She enjoys outdoor activities in the Jemez mountains near her home, and stereotypically introverted hobbies such as puzzles and brain teasers, reading, and learning more about herbal and nutritional medicine. She enjoys studying Reformational Philosophy by way of Roy Clouser, and appreciates the theology of Meredith Kline, Lee Irons, and Aimee Byrd.