Category Archive: Abortion

Apr 11 2014

Condescending Republican compares abortion to buying new carpeting for his car

Chuck Gatschenberger wants to have a mandatory 72 hour waiting period before a woman is allowed to have an abortion…and his argument by analogy is that when he visits a car dealership, he doesn’t impulsively buy a car or recarpet his old one. House Bill 1613 would require an ultrasound and also triple Missouri’s mandatory …

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Apr 06 2014

The abortion problem…solved!

Dana publishes the simple, brilliant solution to abortion. I can’t see any downside to it. We already live in a culture where pointless surgical alterations to boy’s genitals are common, and this just adds one more. I’m thinking we could also make it a ritual of passage into manhood. You aren’t really a man until …

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Mar 31 2014

Secular Pro-Life lies

Wow. Secular Pro-Life has accused Planned Parenthood of cheating their donors. Why? Because they had an increased budget by 3 million dollars, but they did fewer breast exams. So, yeah, SPL looked at a big, complex budget for an organization offering multiple services, noticed that one number went down, and libelously implied that all the …

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Mar 26 2014

Babies stacked like cordwood and burned to heat abortion clinics!

The latest ‘scandal’ to appall the anti-choicers is the discovery that aborted babies were incinerated to heat UK hospitals. It’s actually just more sensationalism from the Telegraph. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat. Last night the …

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Mar 25 2014

You should have a right to not have babies

Amanda Marcotte does not ever want to have any children, and she has said so quite strongly. She doesn’t even like children. And that’s perfectly reasonable. Around 20% of American women are child-free for life. Are you going to force them to have babies? Well, maybe. Cassy Fiano was outraged that Marcotte rejects the idea …

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Mar 24 2014

Iris Vander Pluym is a little bit peeved

Oh, swoon. She’s writing about embryology and abortion. The pro-blastocyst/anti-autonomous-adult people ought to read it.

Mar 18 2014

The biological species concept is not an anti-choice argument

Oooh, I have annoyed Secular Pro-Life so much. I disagreed with the confusion they sow by equating status as a human being with being members of the species Homo sapiens; the former is a property of an entity, the latter a property of a class. It is highly problematic to freely switch between the two, …

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Mar 14 2014

Don’t tell people how to feel about abortion

Stephanie Zvan quotes Massimo Pigliucci: To decide to get an abortion is always (or, at least, should always be) a very difficult and emotional step, precisely because it has significant ethical consequences. Why? Philosopher, examine your assumptions. There is no particular reason abortion should be difficult; it’s certainly less fraught than pregnancy. I could see …

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Mar 12 2014

An atheist can be pro-life only by lying about the science

Hemant Mehta let an anti-choice atheist romp about and make her secular pro-life argument, but since he thinks it’s important to give a forum to bullshit but doesn’t think it’s important enough to criticize, I guess I have to. It’s by Kristine Kruszelnicki, president of Pro-Life Humanist, and we’ve dealt with her before; she’s the …

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Jan 22 2014

Abortion: Safe, legal, and as frequent as you want one

Elyse talks about abortion, and there she goes, undermining the conventional narrative. And when we talk about abortion, we talk about the hand wringing. The indecisiveness. The longing to keep the baby. The understanding that the woman already knows a part of her will always regret her decision. There’s pacing around the house. There’s sleepless …

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