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A note on terminology in abortion debates

I’ve noticed a consistent pattern from both sides of the abortion debate in the specific terminology chosen to refer to the target of the abortion: Those in the pro-abortion camp invariably refer to it as a “fetus”. Those in the anti-abortion camp invariably refer to it as a “baby”, or sometimes “child”, often with “unborn”… Read More »

When does abortion become murder?

I almost always see pro-abortion arguments framed in terms of the rights and desires of the mother. The argument is essentially that a woman should be allowed to have an abortion because it’s her body and she should have exclusive control over her body. But at what point during pregnancy does a baby get its… Read More »