Well, that was exhausting. By the end of the second day of liveblogging yesterday I felt like my brain was about to melt. It was fun, but not exactly the easiest thing I’ve ever done to discuss heavy, controversial issues with almost no time to prepare my answers.
Since the frequent updates led to a jumble of long posts, here’s a summary with direct links to everything that was discussed:
- Reaction of friends: I discuss how my friends and family reacted to both my conversion to Catholicism and my conversion to being pro-life.
- Religious background: I briefly discussed my experiences with religion growing up.
- Pregnancy in difficult circumstances: I offered some thoughts on abortion in the case of seriously circumstances such as poverty.
- Catholic teaching on contraception: I tried to clarify some of the things I didn’t make clear in my original article about what exactly Catholics believe about contraception, and responded to a Catholic lady who vehemently disagrees with this teaching.
- A pro-choice critic: I responded to a pro-choice woman who was not a fan of my article, to say the least.
- The pro-life movement: I responded to some comments about the pro-life movement as a whole.
- Arguing the pro-life position from a secular perspective: I offered some thoughts on talking about abortion from a nonreligious perspective.
Whew! That was a LOT of typing for two day’s time. (Thanks once again to Mrs. Darwin’s babysitting services.) If anyone needs me, I will be doing something that requires absolutely no brainpower at all. Anything good on TV tonight?