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Bad Abortion Arguments


Tags: morals and ethics, social justice

There are three arguments for or against abortion that make any sense to me:

I find that last one morally repugnant, but it's at least not blatantly fallacious.

Most of the things pro-lifers and pro-choicers scream at each other, however, not so much.

So here's a non-exhaustive list of bad arguments for or against abortion. I tried to balance pro-life and pro-choice arguments, but the latter ended up outnumbering the former. This isn't because I think pro-life arguments are generally better than pro-choice ones, but because, in my personal experience, pro-choicers use a wider variety of bad arguments.

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