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Reclaiming the Lost Vision of Family Life with Erika Bachiochi

June 8th, 2022

In this episode of LBE, Kevin visits with Erika Bachiochi—a pro-life legal scholar, an author, a wife, and a mother of seven children. After discussing the Dobbs case which, we hope will overturn Roe, Kevin and Erika turn their attention to the Enlightenment writer Mary Wollstonecraft. In this wide-ranging discussion through Erika’s book The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision (University of Notre Dame Press, 2021). Kevin and Erika talk about the staunch anti-abortion views of early women’s rights advocates, how the feminist movement lost its way, and why our culture needs a new (old) vision of motherhood and fatherhood.


Intro and Sponsor [0:00-1:22]

Guest: Erika Bachiochi [1:23-8:48]

Abortion & Women's Rights History [8:49-19:12]

Mary Wollstonecraft - Misunderstood? [19:13-32:47]

Sexual and Reproductive Asymmetry [32:48-41:29]

Pregnancy, A Gift not a Liability [41:30-52:48]

Contemporary Sympathies to the Lost Vision [52:49-56:30]

Summing Up Erika's Book [56:31-59:57]