• Philosophy,  Politics

    Not a Person – A Secular Argument for Abortion Restrictions

    One of my main frustrations with the topic is yet another distortion brought by the left: that it is a religious vs secular issue: that the only possible exception to abortion comes from a position of faith, Christian faith particularly. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am not religious. Here are my secular objections. They are based in moral judgements elemental to humans the world over, independent of faith.

  • Politics

    Primal Fears

    Design or emergent system? In my last post, Abortion Controversies are Big in Texas, I touched on a topic that deserves exposition. I briefly stated that gun rights are the political right’s mirror image of abortion for the political left. This is a meme that has been bouncing around in my head for some time now. Despite the popularity of social constructivist theories pertaining to gender, evolution has one thing to say most loudly on the topic: men evolved to protect families and women evolved to create families. A gun represents a man’s ultimate ability to perform his ultimate purpose, an enhancement of his control over that purpose. Reproductive control…

  • Politics

    Abortion Controversies are Big in Texas

    I’m quite torn on this issue. In four ways to be exact: 1 I’m personally pro-choice. It’s part of my political platform of pragmatism. I imagine an embryo might not feel pain quite like a baby does, physical or psychological. I didn’t think to test this out when I was one and don’t remember back then anyway. So if I’m going to weigh the pain an embryo feels at being aborted versus what a child might feel like being raised by a mother who would have preferred he not exist, I’m honestly going with the child’s pain being greater. Therefore, abortion is a minimizer of pain. 2 “So you’re in…