Tag Archive for abortion

A Word to Pro-Lifers

Your point is understood, but abortion isn’t murder. From the start of this election season that ended up with Donald Trump as the President-Elect, there have been many stories, posts, videos, and other forms of communication regarding the most prominent single-issue that conservatives have been focusing on. Abortion. This, of course, is not new for…

Abortion Is Not Murder

I’ve heard many good arguments against abortion. Well thought out and presented, etc. I’ve also heard some poor ones, particularly from fundamentalists. Particularly when they call abortion murder. The problem with this is that it is not murder. Abortion is not homicide. You can’t just go changing definitions all willy-nilly. Homicide is the killing of a…

All Your Vagina Are Belong To Us

“Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.” ― Virginia Woolf At first I thought it was just me, you know? Not that I am unaware of the religious right’s preoccupation with the vagina and women’s bodies in general. Kraken knows I’ve written enough about it. But the rhetoric has gotten…

Why Personhood Should Not be Granted to a Fetus

The very health of a fetus requires the direct coercion of the mother’s body. The fetus may be life, but it is not always independent life, and for that reason alone, the mother reserves the right to terminate her pregnancy. I’ll be brief today. You’d have to be living in a cave not to realize…

Abortion Is Not Murder

The moral truth here is obvious: anyone who feels that  the interests of a blastocyst just might supersede the interests of a child with a spinal cord injury has had his moral sense blinded by religious metaphysics –Sam Harris One would be hard-pressed to find a subject that brings out the worst in Christians than…

The Limits Of Free Speech

by Joyce Arthur – Guest Columnist.   Joyce Arthur is a writer, activist and founder and Coordinator of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, a national political pro-choice group. This article originally appeared on the RH Reality Check blog, and is being reprinted here with the express permission of the writer. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… The popular catchphrase…

Against Abortion? Then Don’t Have One…

Before my inbox gets filled with reminders that I said I would not write about this ever again, it should be known that I am writing about it again because my inbox was filled by people asking me to.  Abortion is a subject that I rarely touch upon because, as I have stated, I do…

Abortion – Why I Am Pro-Choice

One of the topics I find myself debating about is abortion.  I find this amusing, since I decided that when I walked away from religion I walked away from any opinion on the matter and since I am not currently in possession of a uterus, I still figure it none of my business. However, it…