In a recent discussion on the topic of abortion, I linked to a webpage from Princeton illustrating that, scientifically speaking, life begins at conception. The response to this was, “Well, I can pull up scientists who say just the opposite, so you’re really just playing ‘It’s My Scientist Against Your Scientist.”
My response: Go ahead–I triple-dog dare you.
No post has been forthcoming.
The majority of the online pro-abortion opinion against me is that I am somehow seeking to subvert a woman’s right to do what she wants with her own body (and I have been told in no uncertain terms that this means I cannot call myself a libertarian!). However, it should be noted that it is not the woman’s body which is being aborted; an abortion is the killing of the unborn child, with the woman’s body simply an obstacle which must be bypassed.
For those abortion proponents who wish to, there is a related argument you can make to defend a woman’s right to do with her body as she wishes: you should oppose research and public service announcements regarding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. After all, if you already believe that a fetus has no right to life, then it certainly has no claim at all to good health, and ingesting alcohol is (unlike an abortion surgery) something which the expectant mother really does do to her own body–the fetus is only indirectly affected.