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The Right To Choose... Rape?

gsw Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 7:25 PM
This satire would be swiftly dismissed by even Swift. Essentially, Dr Adams constructs 10 straw arguments as being applicable to both abortion and rape and then tries to make hay out of them. Dr Adams facetious argument that justification for abortion is tantamount to justification for rape is supposed to lead to what final conclusion? That abortion is bad because rape is bad? That abortionists need better arguments? How foolish! Abortion is wrong and evil because it is the deliberate killing of an innocent baby, and cannot be mitigated by any other despicable behavior. Attempting to draw a satirical corollary between murder (abortion) and sexual assault (rape) demeans one and mocks the other.
Ken6226 Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 7:46 PM
Actually, I thought he made a very brilliant point, showing the emptiness of the pro-choice arguments.
gsw Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 10:03 PM
The emptiness of the pro-choice argument is that it supports murder of the innocents - that should be self-evident and should not need a comparison to rape to make it more clear. A strange argument that people would recognize the error of abortion justifications if applied against something really serious - such as rape. The argument is backwards and falls flat.
acumen2 Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 4:29 PM
I believe Mr. Adams' perceived task at hand was to demonstrate the absurdity of pro-legalized-abortion (murder if you prefer, I certainly do) by engaging libs in the absurd -- something libs seem to relish and would therefore, draw their attention and hopefully open their minds. I'm confident you were not among the target audience of Mr. Adam's satire. Fortunately, those of us needing no persuasion that abortion is a crime, regardless of the opinion of five former denianlists in black robes, dwell in reality. Tough crowd...
I know it sounds outrageous, but the arguments my liberal readers make for abortion have convinced me that they are trying to legalize rape. Aside from the obvious fact that rape is a moral issue (and one can’t legislate morality), pro-abortion reasoning provides 10 additional reasons for making rape legal. I have enumerated all of them below. I have even taken the time to expand on some of the more disturbing arguments:

1. It is uncertain where consent ends and force begins. Because that is largely a religious question that cannot be determined by science, it has no place...