The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Volume 21, Issue 2, Summer 2021

Tyler McNabb, Michael DeVito
Pages 203-208

Basic Beliefs, the Embryo Rescue Case, and Single-Issue Voting
A Response to Dustin Crummett

In this essay, we respond to Dustin Crummett’s argument that one cannot consistently appeal to body count reasoning to justify being a single-issue pro-life voter if one is also committed to the usual response to the embryo rescue case. Specifically, we argue that a modified version of BCR we call BCR* is consistent with the usual response. We then move to address concerns about the relevance of BCR* to Crummett’s original thesis.