031 Abortion and Veganism
Tackling a tough topic, the girls discuss why they believe in women’s right to choose and how that does or does not conflict with their veganism. General discussion about abortion included as well.
In This Episode
In light of the recent controversy around the undercover tapes taken by a group calling themselves the Center for Medical Progress, who have accused Planned Parenthood of selling fetal tissue for profit, Nichole and Callie decided it was high time for an episode about abortion, and abortion in relation to veganism.
Vegans are often confronted about their beliefs surrounding abortion – a large percentage of vegans are pro-choice, but are always questioned as to why their belief in a right to life for all animals does not extend to fetuses. On the other hand, as Callie astutely notes in the episode, vegans have another conundrum around this issue: how can we tell people what to do with their bodies, i.e., what to eat, while believing in a woman’s right to choose what happens to hers?
The girls work hard to talk through this delicate topic with care and conviction, and strongly encourage the audience to weigh in with them after listening.
Links and Information
- Father and Son Killed by Fumes at Pig Farm (VegNews)
- The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here (RollingStone)
Research & Related Articles
Senator Elizabeth Warren melts the faces off the Senate over a debate to defund Planned Parenthood:
Fact Check: How Does Planned Parenthood Spend That Government Money? (NPR) – breaks down what government money actually pays for at Planned Parenthood, and clears up a lot of misconstrued facts. This article confirms that the S. 1881 bill that Elizabeth Warren was fighting in the above video was successfully blocked by Senate Democrats, woohoo!
PolitiFact Sheet: 8 things to know about the Planned Parenthood controversy (Politifact.com) – a breakdown of eight facts surrounding the recent Planned Parenthood undercover tapes, including the fact that it’s illegal to sell fetal tissue but it is legal to donate it and to get some money to cover the costs associated with donation.
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