Self-Paced Course

The Case for Life

Video Training Apologetics Course

This is the course for everyone who wants to be able to defend the pro-life position!

Discover why, among all worldviews, the Christian perspective excels in its ability to justify the inherent value of human beings, uphold fundamental human rights, and establish objective moral principles.

This course will equip you to:

  • Present a compelling pro-life argument that is succinct, memorable, and persuasive.
  • Address objections effectively, showcasing a thorough understanding of key thinkers and literature on both sides of the abortion debate.
  • Evaluate theological justifications for abortion rights using Scripture, philosophy, and scientific insights.
  • Summarize contrasting views on human nature, emphasizing the distinction between endowment and performance perspectives on human value.
  • Engage with prominent critics of the pro-life stance, offering accessible responses.
  • Clarify the disparity between natural and legal rights, highlighting how confusion can hinder bioethical discussions.
  • Structure content for a pro-life apologetics presentation in a coherent manner.
For pastors, church leaders, engaged citizens, and everyone seeking articulate arguments to support the pro-life stance!

– Simplify the Issue –

  • The three key words crucial for any pro-life advocate’s argument.
  • The science of embryology and its relevance to the abortion discourse.
  • Ineffective argumentative approaches in discussing abortion.
  • The comprehensive pro-life argument and its components.
  • The fundamental questions of worldview behind the abortion debate.
  • The abortion argument and its core issues and perspectives.
  • Examination of objections and responses.

– The Groundwork for the Arguments –

  • Critiquing the notion of body-self dualism.
  • Comparison of the endowment and performance perspectives on human value.
  • Challenges to the substance view posed by Warren, Fletcher, and Simmons.
  • Defining and explaining the substance view of human persons.
  • The philosophical stance behind the pro-life perspective.
  • Various objections to the substance view and responses.

– Educating and Preparing –

  • Crafting Your Speech: Five Vital Parts.
  • Organization: Introduction (capturing attention), Title, Significance Statement (relevance to audience), Thesis, Supporting Rationale.
  • Understanding Pastoral Reluctance for Pro-Life Presentations.
  • The Importance of Pro-Life Apologetics Training for Church Youth.
  • Demonstrating How Pro-Life Discourses Further, Rather Than Impede, the Gospel’s Progression.
  • Key Questions for a Pro-Life Church.


Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf travels throughout the United States and Canada training pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. He contends that the pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and properly articulated.

Scott has debated or lectured to student groups at over 80 colleges and universities, including Stanford, USC, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Loyola Marymount Law School, West Virginia Medical School, MIT, U.S. Air Force Academy, Cal-Tech, UC Berkeley, and University of North Carolina.

Scott is a graduate of UCLA and holds a Master’s degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University.


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Self-Paced Course

The Case for Life

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