Yet another weird SF fan

I'm a mathematician, a libertarian, and a science-fiction fan. Common sense? What's that?

Go to first entry



<< current
E-mail address:
jhertzli AT ix DOT netcom DOT com

My Earthlink/Netcom Site

My Tweets

My other blogs
Small Sample Watch
XBM Graphics

The Former Four Horsemen of the Ablogalypse:
Someone who used to be sane (formerly War)
Someone who used to be serious (formerly Plague)
Rally 'round the President (formerly Famine)
Dr. Yes (formerly Death)

Interesting weblogs:
Back Off Government!
Bad Science
Boing Boing
Debunkers Discussion Forum
Deep Space Bombardment
Depleted Cranium
Dr. Boli’s Celebrated Magazine.
Foreign Dispatches
Good Math, Bad Math
Greenie Watch
The Hand Of Munger
Howard Lovy's NanoBot
Liberty's Torch
The Long View
My sister's blog
Neo Warmonger
Next Big Future
Out of Step Jew
Overcoming Bias
The Passing Parade
Peter Watts Newscrawl
Physics Geek
Pictures of Math
Poor Medical Student
Prolifeguy's take
The Raving Theist
Respectful Insolence
Seriously Science
Slate Star Codex
The Speculist
The Technoptimist
Tools of Renewal
XBM Graphics
Zoe Brain

Other interesting web sites:
Aspies For Freedom
Crank Dot Net
Day By Day
Dihydrogen Monoxide - DHMO Homepage
Jewish Pro-Life Foundation
Libertarians for Life
The Mad Revisionist
Piled Higher and Deeper
Science, Pseudoscience, and Irrationalism
Sustainability of Human Progress

Yet another weird SF fan

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Why Is This Abortion Different from All Other Abortions?

Amy Richard's recent abortion has attracted so much criticism because it threatens to drive a wedge between the two groups that keep abortion legal. In addition to the fervent feminists there's also a wishy-washy group that approves of some abortions but not others. They require two conditions to accept an abortion:

  • First, the details of the abortion must be kept at arm's length. Actually making a decision about which fetus to keep is inexcusable. It would have been far more acceptable to scrape out all three or let the “doctor” make the decision.

  • Second, the purpose of the abortion should be either acquiring or keeping a more normal lifestyle. For example, raising a handicapped kid is abnormal so it's acceptable to do them in. It's abnormal to either give birth at twenty or remain a virgin at twenty so an occasional abortion is needed to reconcile those. On the other hand, an abortion for the purpose of not shopping at Costco is right out.

    There's the additional complication that, in our society, we're not supposed to be obsessed with being normal so objections to abnormal behavior must be disguised.


Post a Comment

<< Home

My Blogger Profile
eXTReMe Tracker X-treme Tracker

Site Meter
The Atom Feed This page is powered by Blogger.