Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Come and Bring a Friend

Abortion Debate: Is it moral? Should it be illegal?

Tuesday, March 8 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Scotiabank Auditorium
6135 University Avenue
Halifax, NS

Stephanie Gray of the controversial Canadian Centre for Bio-ethical Reform will debate Dr. Mark Mercer of Saint Mary's University on whether abortion is moral, and the legal implications of its morality. Stephanie Gray will argue that abortion is immoral, while Dr. Mercer will argue it is not immoral.

Stephanie Gray bio:
Stephanie has given pro-life presentations across North America as well as in the United Kingdom and Latvia. She has spoken at many post-secondary institutions such as the University of Toronto, York University, University of Calgary, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and the University of Sussex in England. She has also spoken to high schools, churches of various denominations, seminaries, and pro-life organizations. Stephanie has debated abortion advocates such as Ron Fitzsimmons, executive director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, and Dr. Jan Narveson, Philosophy professor and recipient of the Order of Canada.
Web site: http://www.unmaskingchoice.ca/profile_stephanie.html

Dr. Mark Mercer bio:
Mark Mercer received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1991 and began teaching at Saint Mary's in September 1999. He works mainly in philosophy of mind and ethics. His current interests in the philosophy of mind concern the nature of mental states and the question how beliefs and desires can be causes and effects. In ethics, one of his projects has to do with the problem why care to promote the good or to do the right thing; another has to do with the claim that while we value some things intrinsically, nothing is intrinsically valuable.
Web site: http://www.smu.ca/faculty/markmercer/

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