Dennis Hiebert (a sociology professor at Providence University College) calls for “necessarily nuanced discussion” about the value of human life in his letter “What does ‘life is sacred’ mean?”
“Rape is about power and control. So are abortion bans. Keep abortion safe and legal.” Or so we are supposed to think, at least according to some billboards posted by a pro-choice group along a freeway near Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dennis Hiebert’s recent letter to The Carillon shows that he misunderstands the logic of slippery slope arguments. His letter deals with medical assistance in dying; here I will focus only on his understanding of slippery slope arguments.
Is the general practice of abortion justified by the situation in which a mother’s life is threatened by the life of the unborn child?
What about the possible negative consequences of MAID for our neighbors and the larger society that I mentioned? These possible consequences are especially important for thinking about any decision to expand MAID.
Canada’s government has decided to expand the scope of medical assistance in dying (MAID). MAID has been legal in Canada since June 2016.
Lady Gaga’s popular song “Born This Way” (sometimes described as a “gay anthem”) affirms and celebrates various diversities as good, including sexual diversity – homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgender sexuality.
I have followed the abortion debate since the 1980s. After investigating the issue, I became pro-life, while acknowledging that there may be truly difficult circumstances in which an abortion might be justified.
In fall of 2017 the Manitoba provincial government published the booklet Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in Manitoba Schools.