Archive for June 12th, 2007

Pro-choice, even assuming the fetus is fully human

| June 12, 2007 | 34 Replies
Pro-choice, even assuming the fetus is fully human

In this 1971 article, Judith Jarvis Thomson suggests that we’ve spent way too much time and emphasis on the issue of whether a developing fetus is fully human.   She doesn’t concede this point (she argues that acorns are not oak trees).  Yet she prefers to bring the conversation to what to do assuming that the […]

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Another slap to the Bush dictatorship

| June 12, 2007 | Reply
Another slap to the Bush dictatorship

A conservative federal appeals court harshly rebuked the Bush administration’s anti-terrorism strategy Monday, ruling that U.S. residents cannot be locked up indefinitely as “enemy combatants” without being charged.  Perhaps not surprisingly, the lone moronic dissenting vote was cast by a Bush appointee, on the bizarre rationale that American residents should be treated as guilty until proven innocent:  “Although […]

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