Episode Twenty-Six: Abortion with Karen Swallow Prior


This week I sat down with professor, author, speaker and pro-life activist Karen Swallow Prior to talk about abortion. This issue is complex, nuanced and emotional and Karen and I worked hard to be respectful and thoughtful throughout the discussion.  There are no easy answers with this topic and Karen’s beliefs are compassionate and consistent.


This was another conversation that was at times almost more about how we have this conversation than it was about the conversation itself.  I appreciated Karen’s respect and conviction and she gave me a lot to think about.


Here are some articles to read with regard to this topic.  Check out Karen’s beliefs on the issue in her own words.  This is Lisa Sharon Harper’s call to Evangelicals to hit pause on the culture war and the greater implications that will come with our supreme court nominations, which I found very interesting.


Connect with Karen!  Follow her on twitter or find her over at her website.  And take a look at her new book coming out this fall, On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Great Literature.  Her other books are Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T. S. Poetry Press, 2012), Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist 


Also discussed in the episode:

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens