David Gushee and Frances Kissling — Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, Pro-Dialogue
October 4, 2012
No issue is more intractable than abortion. Or is it? Most Americans fall somewhere between the absolute poles of “pro-life” and “pro-choice.” A Christian ethicist who advocates a "consistent ethic of life" and an abortion-rights activist reveal what they admire in the other side and discuss what’s really at stake in this debate.
David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. His books include A New Evangelical Manifesto and The Sacredness of Human Life.
Frances Kissling is the president of the Center for Health, Ethics, and Social Policy. She served as the president of Catholics for Choice until her retirement in 2007.