The Value of Life: Scientific and Moral Reflections on Abortion

What is life? When and how does it begin? How do we know it’s present? Can we end it? And, if so, under what circumstances?

Around the world people are debating, discussing, arguing and advocating about when human life begins and when it begins to have a moral value. At the very center of the abortion wars is a fundamental difference of opinion about the importance that people assign to life in the womb.

The Value of Life: Scientific and Moral Reflections on Abortion, the new film from Catholics for Choice, explores these critical questions for our age. We brought together experts from science, psychology, medicine and theology to wrestle with questions about the value of life in the womb.

Watch the full film above, or check out each lecture from our experts below.

Life, Abortion and Psychology
Stuart Derbyshire
Associate Professor in Psychology
National University of Singapore

Life, Abortion and Science
Sandy Starr
Deputy Director
Progress Educational Trust

Life, Abortion and Medical Care
Callie Odula-Obonyo
Kenyan Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Life, Abortion and Patient Care
Patricia Lohr
Medical Director
British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

Life, Abortion and Religious Ethics
Sheila Briggs
Associate Professor of Religion
University of Southern California

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