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Digital Responses To An Analog Issue — The Most Basic Fallacy In The Abortion Debate

Digital Responses To An Analog Issue — The Most Basic Fallacy In The Abortion Debate

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I have recently written elsewhere about the ontological and epistemological problems surrounding the current debate about abortion. These problems – almost always unacknowledged and even unconscious – plague both sides of the abortion debate, pro-choice no less than pro-life. But, in the process of reflecting on that “Skeptic’s” column and responding to reactions thereto, I have concluded that that earlier column did not really address the most fundamental problem with the current abortion debate:  the difference – again, for the pro-choice position no less than its pro-life counterpart – goes even deeper than the disagreements I mentioned in that earlier column. In fact, so I would argue now, that most fundamental difference is not, at base, even religious or metaphysical or ph
Daily Practice 2017.07.31 – Pro-Life

Daily Practice 2017.07.31 – Pro-Life

Word  We hear a lot about pro-life stances. It is typically limited to those who think abortions should not be an option. A variety of states pursue legislative means to implement their ideas of religious freedom. Side note: Implementing their ideas of religious freedom means other people's ideas of religious freedom are restricted. I want to talk a little bit about what I think it should really mean to be pro-life. That will require a peak into what the current thinking is around pro-life. Those who are pro-life base their ideas, I suppose, on the Ten Commandments (no murder) and on the Jesus saying, "It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble." And they expand to the very wide v