Under the theory that one should try, when possible, to give a good-faith response to good-faith arguments, this post (and the previous one, if things end up migrating over there) will be used to respond to some of the questions brought up on Jill’s thread.
The comment policy is in its own section (see above). Play nicely. Back yourself up. Argue in good faith. Don’t just say, “You are wrong! You are wrong!” Providing coherent reasons for one’s position is only half of the duty for good debate; the other half is to provide an alternate hypothesis or rationale.
Updates: LTI Blog has responses to questions 1-4 and 5-8. They also did a great post about the real issues hiding behind these questions – morality, bean-counting, and framing the debate. Excellent job, gentlemen.
Thread status has been changed to open thread. Comment, reflect, fine-tune my reasoning, answer the questions yourselves, ask more questions, debate me – just be civil. After my initial response, several dozen commenters asked questions. Some of those questions are here. They were chosen as the ones that I was not otherwise able to answer; were civil; or highlight an important point in the pro-life movement. If there were any missed, ask away in the comments (unless your moniker happens to be JackGoff or ElleBeMe).
Update 2, Friday evening: Done with all but one of the comments left on Feministe. Respond away.