How to Make a Pro-Life Argument at Google

Joe Carter | July 8, 2017

The Story: In a recent talk at the headquarters of Google, Stephanie Gray showed how to make a compelling case for life to a crowd that supports abortion.

The Background: Stephanie Gray was the co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform and served as its executive director before starting the ministry Love Unleashes Life. Earlier this year Gray gave a presentation as part of the Talks at Google series, a program that brings “the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers, and doers in the same room, so you can hear what they have to say.” (TGC vice president Tim Keller has given two talks at Google as part of that series.)

In her talk Gray invited the audience to be “pro-conversation” on a topic that can be most divisive. She also shows how it’s possible to be gracious and respectful when encountering different ideas.

Why It Matters: Think back to the last time you had a discussion about a controversial issues like abortion. Was it difficult to find common ground, much less reach a common consensus? Did you feel as if you were talking past each other?

The reason, economist Arnold Kling proposes in his book The Three Languages of Politics

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