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What is it that’s being aborted?

Introduction Is it a fetus? Is it a baby? Is it a person, a child, or perhaps a human being? In the ethics debates over abortion, the status of the aborted individual is no small matter. If that entity is a rights-bearing … Continue reading

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Research Notes on Abortion

For those of you who attended my talk at the NCCA (2015), here are PDF’s of the (1) Complete Notes, (2) Prolife Arguments, and (3) Prochoice Objections. Handout.Complete Notes: The Case Against Abortion Handout.30 Prolife Arguments Handout.Prochoice.Objections

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If Men could get pregnant . . .

One of the arguments common in the abortion debate is a thought experiment about male pregnancy. The theorized scenario goes something like this: If men could get pregnant, then [insert prochoice outcome, like . . .] birth-control would be given … Continue reading

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Is Consent to Sex Consent to Pregnancy?

One of the pivotal conceptual keys to the abortion debate is whether and how sex relates to pregnancy. Specifically, are people consenting to pregnancy when they consent to sex? Pro-lifers typically assert a strong and ethically charged relation where consent … Continue reading

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Can children-in-utero feel pain?

The Pain Capable Act (HR 1797, “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”), effectively banning abortion after 20 weeks, just passed the house this May (2015) and is set to go before the Senate. As of today it’s being reviewed in … Continue reading

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Is Abortion Safe?

Some pro-choice advocates suggest that abortion should be “safe, rare, and legal.” But what if it’s not safe at all? Well, the abortion-choice advocate can point out that maternal deaths have gone down significantly in the history of abortion. Medically “safe” … Continue reading

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The Injustice Argument Against Abortion

Pro-choice advocates are known to argue for abortion access on the basis of sexism in history, namely, women have been oppressed and marginalized over the ages and chief among these are traditional role expectations in patriarchal (male-centered) societies. Abortion, in … Continue reading

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