A month or two ago Ireland made a stride towards legal abortion, and the US made a stride in the opposite direction. Abortion is always on the political table though. I imagine a perfect pregnancy-prevention mechanism would cool the flames quite a bit, but even then, people can change their minds, and the question will emerge of whether that should be allowed. But as usual, … Continue reading Another attempt to bring out the two most critical points in the abortion debate
While I’m for the most part against the regulation of vaginas, the original had an awful line of reasoning, so I demonstrated how silly it is. (I anticipate a response saying vaginas and guns are different because one is way more optional than the other. If, however, some people were born with guns for hands, the non-gun-handed would probably still have good reason to regulate … Continue reading ASMS: Regulation requiring having the thing regulated
I haven’t posted one of these here yet, so I’ll explain: Sometimes I see a post floating around social media. More often than I’d like. If the post is stupid and I have an idea to edit it, I sometimes do so. This one originally had an unborn child inside the character on the left with the arrow and text on the right pointing to … Continue reading Annoying Social Media Spam: The logic-impaired
Sometimes people create and freeze embryos. Often these people are married. Sometimes they divorce after the creation but without bringing them to term. Then sometimes one partner wants to bring them to term and the other wants them destroyed. Courts get involved. The arguments made for leaning towards the one favoring keeping them alive invoke the personhood of the embryo. This strikes me as rather … Continue reading When did freezing people become okay?
So I’ve seen a post floating around to an ad-laden clickbait article that’s just a screenshot of a tweet that “destroys the pro-life side”. Something about the argument seemed pretty off to me, and I think I figured out what. The argument is as follows: If you were in a room and had to save either a five year old child or a container of … Continue reading A bad argument for abortion rights