Never wavering from calling the unborn baby a fetus, Professor Chadwick, the pro-choicer, nevertheless concedes that the fetus is a human life. This is chilling. For here you have an educated woman advancing, nay, trumpeting the belief that a woman has the right to end a human life, essentially because that life temporarily lives inside her. Scary.
And why does she cling to this idea?
Because it’s a woman’s right, plain and simple. It’s her body. She can do as she wishes.
Thankfully, Alan Shlemon, a pro-life advocate, soundly rebuts these fallacious arguments again and again in this debate. But you know what? While I appreciate his answers, and while I think everyone should be familiar with them, I want you to listen to this debate not so much to hear his replies, as good as they are, but I want you to listen to her. Hear the flimsy arguments yourself. Note the dodging of the questions. Try to count the fallacies. For they are many.
In fact, if I were teaching a course in logic, I’d probably use this debate to highlight the various forms of logical fallacies. Many would be covered.
Must Listen Factor: Moderate to High. If you’ve never listened to an abortion debate, this one isn’t bad. There are probably better defenders of the pro-choice position out there. Nevertheless, she’s a professor of women’s studies. She should know what she’s talking about.
Length: Less than an hour.
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