While reading the comments on a couple of my recent posts about abortion, I realized something. I have pro-choice readers who very informed on the topic and know the arguments backward and forward, pro-choice readers who are less sure on some of the arguments, and readers who are against abortion for a variety of reasons. And then I had an idea. I think it should be possible to bring the excellent arguments and information I’ve seen from some of you together with the honest questions I’ve seen from others.
In order to do this, I would like to collect all of the arguments against abortion that I possibly can. I will then post them, one at a time, and open the floor for discussion and rebuttal. I will moderate those threads carefully, not deleting comments I disagree with so much as requiring that the discussion be intelligent, civil, honest, and productive. Honest questions, honest answers, honest objections, honest rebuttals. These threads won’t be so much about changing individuals’ minds as about crowd sourcing rebuttals and sharpening arguments. Ideally these threads could become good resources.
This comment thread, then, is for arguments against abortion. I want arguments you think are ridiculous, arguments you find convincing, arguments you find difficult to refute, arguments you find easy to refute….all of them.
And here’s the important part: This thread is only for collecting arguments against abortion, not for refuting them.
Ready, set, go!