An opinion piece "If Black lives matter, vote for Trump" appeared on a college newspaper page. I wrote up a brief comment.
I am the co-author of the book "Thinking Critically About Abortion" which is mentioned in this article. The book is freely available at http://www.AbortionArguments.com
I want to quickly observe that the author above does not show a very deep understanding of abortion and how and why people argue that it's generally not wrong.
One important way is to think about *why* human beings are usually wrong to kill and see if that explanation applies to fetuses; many argue it does not and so abortion is not wrong.
Another strategy is to think about why *racism* and other forms of discrimination are wrong and then see if those reasons apply to fetuses; many argue they don't and so abortion is not wrong.
Both these responses are reviewed in these blog posts:
"Fetuses are human beings; all human beings are equal in dignity & worth; so abortion is wrong."
"Racism, Slavery and Abortion"
I hope these posts and our book helps people better think through these issues, including the author of this opinion piece.
Is abortion "healthcare"?
"Fetuses are human beings; all human beings are equal in dignity & worth; so abortion is wrong." Good or bad argument?
Pro-life virtues and vices? Pro-choice virtues and vices? On sex/gender and arguments
"Force birther"-ism and Virtue Signaling
Is the "bodily autonomy" argument for abortion *that* simple?
Are you part of a cult about abortion, or anything else?
Trent Horn on "The Problem of Personhood"
'Yes, "a person is a person, no matter how small," but . .'
"If abortion is not wrong, then it's OK to kill sleeping people??!"
"When does life begin?' and 'Are fetuses human?': Two bad questions to ask about abortion"
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