Syllogist for Life

A Conversation with Scott Klusendorf

Ever since its founding in 2004, Life Training Institute has been training people to make a case for the pro-life view in the public square. LTI’s founder and president, Scott Klusendorf, talked with us about how he trains pro-life apologists by equipping them with arguments from science and philosophy to defend the lives of innocent, preborn human beings.

You focus specifically on apologetics. Can you explain the difference between pro-life activism and pro-life apologetics?

As a pro-life apologist, I’m more focused on making the case for the pro-life view using arguments that will resonate with unchurched people. An activist is more interested in drawing public attention to the evil of...


works for the children's rights organization Them Before Us. She holds a master's degree in Mental Health and Wellness with an emphasis in family dynamics and a graduate certificate in trauma-informed practice and is working towards a second masters in bioethics. She has written for various outlets on beginning and end-of-life issues, and has had articles published in The Times UK and The Scotsman through her work as a research associate for the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #62, Fall 2022 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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