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Here's my response to this week's challenge:
Posted by Alan Shlemon on February 11, 2016 at 03:13 PM in :Alan Shlemon, Bio-Ethics, Challenge Q&A, Tactics, Video, Youth | Permalink
“She’s the boss…she decides”
If this excuse is good enough for a pregnant mother, what about a teenager in reverse?
If a 15 year old made the case that she should be allowed to kill her mother because her mother is the boss of her (an oppressor), would Ms. Williams think that was ok?
Sometimes bosses ought to be killed too, right Ms. Williams?
February 12, 2016 at 08:05 AM
Something else to note. Her tone.
Ms. Williams doesn’t sound like she believes what she’s saying. She writes:
If by some random fluke I learned today I was pregnant, you bet your ass I’d have an abortion. I’d have the World’s Greatest Abortion.
“I don’t doubt for a second that what's inside the mother is a valuable human life. A life that is innocent. A life that is precious. However, the world we live in is painful and full of uncertainty. Life is not, “black and white”. Mothers have circumstances that do not allow for a pregnancy. Mothers should legally be able to terminate a pregnancy.”
Doesn’t Ms. Williams sound like that? No. Of course, she doesn't. She writes:
It (abortion) saves lives not just in the most medically literal way, but in the roads that women who have choice then get to go down, in the possibilities for them and for their families. And I would put the life of a mother over the life of a fetus every single time
Ms. Williams would not only put the “life” of the mother ahead of the unborn baby, she would put the pregnant mother’s Bahama cruise plans ahead of the life of the unborn baby as well. She makes that very clear.
In the end, Ms. Williams is making a distinction without a difference. It doesn’t matter what she calls the unborn. Her view makes it worthless depending on the whims of others.
February 13, 2016 at 06:24 AM
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