These days we often hear and see the slogan “Defund the Police”. I would like to draw our attention to the word “defund”.
I can relate to the character Walt Kowalski played by Clint Eastwood in the fine 2008 film Gran Torino. Like Walt, I’m fed up with foolishness.
Do two wrongs make a right? Nope. It’s a fallacy – a mistake in reasoning.
Like many others, I’ve been thinking about the recent race-related protests and riots. I definitely don’t have all the answers.
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.