Michael Coren: Journalist for Life

Michael Coren, host of Sun News Media’s “The Arena,” will be speaking at Brock University next Wednesday, March 7, 2012 on the pro-life movement in the media. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear commentary on abortion and free speech from one of Canada’s forefront media personalities.

The talk will be held in TH 247 (next to the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre) at 8pm. Admission is free.

Scott Klusendorf at Brock University

Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf, president of Life Training Institute, will speak in defence of the pro-life position at Brock University on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. The talk is free of charge and all are invited to attend. The event will take place in Welsh Hall 324 from 7:00pm to 8:45pm.

For details on the location of Welsh Hall please consult the Brock University campus map (Welsh Hall is #3). Parking rates are $6 per entry in D Lot (across from Welsh Hall) or $2.50 per hour in P Lot (beside Walker Complex) and throughout the campus.

If you have any questions concerning the event please leave them in the comment section below. We look forward to seeing you there!

A Debate on Abortion

Do basic human rights apply at conception? Should a woman have the right to choose what happens to her body? Feminist Action Collective member Elyse Blair McCreadie will debate Brock Students For Life member James Carnegie on the controversial topic of abortion. Participants will be given a chance to pose their own questions to either side. All in attendance are asked to conduct themselves in a respectful manner despite differences of opinion.

Tuesday, January 24th, 8:15pm TH240, Brock University
Part of the Brock University Pen Share Workshop Series 2012

Rhetoric in the Abortion Debate

When it comes to the abortion debate, it’s hard not to notice words being wielded about like weapons on a battlefield. One look at the opposing sides of the issue and it’s clear that the question of who’s right in the abortion debate is mixed up in rhetorical battle. On the pro-life side, terms like “pro-abortion” and “anti-life” are often used to describe those in favour of abortion. On the pro-choice side of the issue, the term “anti-choice” is used in the same way, referring to those opposed to abortion. These terms exist as an appeal to sympathizers of either cause. Those fighting for the right to life identify their opponents as those in opposition to life. For this reason, the use of the terms “pro-abortion” or “anti-life” are powerful rhetorical tools because they place those in favour of abortion in direct opposition to the defence of life. Likewise, the term “anti-choice” places self-proclaimed “pro-lifers” in opposition to a woman’s freedom to choose.

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