Category Archives: Philosophy of Abortion

Human Rights or Person Rights (revisited)

Human rights may be contested and violated in many ways around the world but it seems axiomatic in the modern era to affirm “human rights.” In other words we tend to affirm some legally functional if not ethically substantial sense … Continue reading

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Is abortion animal abuse?

Biologically speaking, human beings are classified as a kind of animal. Specifically, we are animalia (kingdom), chordata (phylum), mammalia (class), primate (order), hominidae (family), homo (gensus), sapiens (species). Often our status as animals is not terribly helpful in moral or … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby, Birth Control and Abortion

The recent supreme court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby has reignited a national debate. With wide debate and flared tempers, misinformation abounds. Let us clarify a few things here for the sake of keeping things truthful and hopefully civil. … Continue reading

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What’s Left of ‘My Body, My Right’?

The right to privacy just might be the most widely touted justification for abortion today. Implied within the right to life and to liberty, the concept of “privacy” demarcates the sacred domain of self-possession (my body), autonomy (my choice), and liberty … Continue reading

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Are Human Fetuses Parasites? (revised 5.6.19)

  Occasionally abortion-choice advocates refer to fetal humans as parasites. We know what they are getting at. The child-in-utero is dependent on the mother, drains her energy, eats her food, etc. But, is “parasite” the right idea here? Are fetal … Continue reading

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Unwaging the War on Women

[Originally presented by John D. Ferrer at the Bible and Beer Consortium at the Gingerman Pub, Fort Worth, TX 26 April, 2014]  UNWAGING THE WAR ON WOMEN  By: John D. Ferrer The common language of party politics is slander and … Continue reading

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Is Planned Parenthood An Abortion Clinic?

Obviously, planned parenthood is an abortion provider, and they happen to be the single leading abortion provider in the U.S. But is that what they are “about”? Is that their overriding focus? Or should they be understood primarily as a … Continue reading

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Human Rights or Person Rights, by: John D. Ferrer

“Human rights” are a major innovation of the modern world. Many trace the inception of this weighty concept to the Magna Carta of the English 13th century. Major statements and variations on human rights have occurred in the French and … Continue reading

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Abortion in Cases of Rape

In the battle over Abortion, one of the most common kinds of artillery is also the most eviscerating. The issue is over rape-pregnancies. This ammunition is powerful in arguments on abortion since it multiplies two emotionally charged settings together: abortion … Continue reading

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15 Anti-Abortion Arguments

Picture by: Unknown (accessed 6 May 2013 at: http://www.byrdnick.com/archives/3263#comment-175) Arguments Against Abortion (c) John D. Ferrer, 6 May 2013 The Overall Argument Premise 1) Legality, where possible, should line up with morality. Premise 2) Abortion-on-demand is immoral yet can banned. Conclusion) Therefore … Continue reading

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