This blog started out as a companion piece to my book, Musings from the Christian Left (excerpts of which can be found in the July 2004 link) and to support a planned radio show. Now, its simply a long term writing project from a Christian Left Libertarian perspective (meaning I often argue for liberty within the (Catholic) Church, rather than liberty because the church takes care of a conservative view of morality.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Abortion Show

The Pope is coming to DC on Monday and you know he is going to mention the A word. Put the whole issue in perspective, or just call up and fight about it, on my Blog Talk Radio show. We talked about it on Thursday nite - or rather I talked about it while others commented on the chat line. To hear that show, click on the link to Blog Talk Radio to the right. To add your comments, call the show on Sunday nite at CORRECTION - 10 PM


Blogger Spillersman said...

I changed my position on criminalizing abortion a few months ago. I still consider myself socially prolife but no longer support criminalizing it. The thing that changed it in my mind was to realize that to criminalize abortion would require the government to impose an affirmative duty on the woman to remain pregnant which she can not relinquish. Criminal law is generally based on prohibited a negative action not on imposing a duty. To accept my argument doesn't require that you ignore the right to life of the unborn child as many prochoicers do, but simply recognize that the only way to prohibit abortion would also require a woman to remain pregnant against her will.

12:43 AM

Blogger Michael Bindner said...

Thanks for chiming in. I hope you got a chance to listen to the recording. It is my most popular show - indeed it is one of the most popular recordings on the progressive side of Blog Talk Radio.

Drop me a line if you want to be a guest and I will schedule a show.

9:12 AM

Blogger Spillersman said...

I didn't notice the recording. Where is a link to it? I would be interested in being a guest sometime. Please email me at I don't know if you have studied anarchism at all but I have for several months now. I don't necessarily claim to be one but share much in common with them. I also share alot in common with many libertarian and constitutionalists. I would tend to be a more left leaning libertarian and economically tend to agree with mutualism which is sort of a hybred between capitalism and socialism, a free market voluntary socialism. It operates within a non state libertarian framework. Have you studied any thinkers like Proudhon? He is really the father of modern anarchism and libertarian mutualism. He also supports a gradualist approach rather then revolution.

1:53 PM


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