The illogic that pro-abortion people embrace as wisdom


With Texas having passed a law that authorizes private citizens to sue those who carry out or facilitate abortion on a fetus with a heartbeat, the anti-abortion crowd has gone wild. They’ve filled my Facebook page with panic and venom. One of the most popular memes — which pro-abortion people view as extraordinarily wise — likens laws against abortion to hypothetical laws that force people to donate bone marrow or allow their bodies to be used for scientific experimentation. Even reading what I wrote, you may have seen the logical fallacy, but let me expand upon it anyway. Here’s the post that I’m seeing over and over again and that has apparently been shared at least 100,000 times on Facebook: Last night, I was in a debate about these new abortion laws being passed in red states. My son stepped in with this comment which was a show stopper. One of the best explanations I have read: Reasonable people can disagree about when a zygote becomes a “human life” — that’s a philosophical question. However, regardless of whether or not one believes a fetus is ethically equivalent to an adult, it doesn’t obligate a mother to sacrifice her body autonomy for another, innocent or not.

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