May 2021

Both Ugly and Wrong

By |2021-05-17T16:53:08+00:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Critique, Persuasion, PRO LIFE, Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Is the RU-486 method of abortion any less cruel or "humane" than other forms of Abortion? Has abortion become safer and safer for women, undermining the point that abortion is dangerous? If abortion becomes increasingly private and less open to the charges of being gruesome and ugly, do these claims hold up to scrutiny? Does Jessica Valenti misunderstand or misrepresent the pro-life position?

April 2021

November 2020

Vote Pro-Choice, Save Babies?

By |2020-11-12T18:03:10+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Critique, Laws, Persuasion, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , , , , |

During the 2020 election, a new argument made the rounds on social media, attacking pro-lifers for their political activism. The argument (which is more of an assertion) takes many forms, but it is essentially this: Because abortion rates decline when a Democratic President holds office (or, more broadly, when the Democratic Party holds any type [...]

August 2020

Should Pro-lifers Be Pro-Birth Control?

By |2020-08-06T17:33:07+00:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Critique, Persuasion, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , , |

Should Pro-lifers Be Pro-Birth Control? An objection becoming more and more common in street level discourse surrounding abortion involves the alleged unwillingness of pro-life advocates to promote access to birth control programs intended to lower the rate of unplanned pregnancies, and by extension, the abortion rate. I first came across this objection several years ago [...]

July 2020

Social Science Doesn’t Kill the Pro-life Position 

By |2020-07-03T02:41:36+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Critique, PRO LIFE|Tags: , , |

It's a rule of thumb that people defending bad ideas often latch on to the most ridiculous of justifications. In 2019 columnist Jill Filipovic wrote a piece for The Guardian, touting a new study that purported to defeat the pro-life position once and for all. According to the study, holding pro-life views on abortion correlated [...]

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