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Choice Means Considering Benefits and Costs


Recently, on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor, Planned Parenthood President Gloria Feldt wouldn’t answer the yes-or-no question “Is a fetus an unborn baby?” Using a painfully common rhetorical strategy, Ms. Feldt refused to step outside of a microcosmic point to discuss the foundations that, ostensibly, make her position more than just arbitrary. The thoughtful reality is that actively ending a life is a grave decision, and society must insist that those who would make it be reminded at every turn of its magnitude to dissuade all but the most determined.

This essay has been published in Just Thinking: Volume I, 10/29/01 –10/21/02 and is available in Confidence Place: The Timshel Arts Store.




02/04/02 Parenthood: Making the World a Better Place (Family)

01/21/02 & 01/28/02 Off Sides in the Culture War: Islam and Affirmative Action (Society)

10/29/01 through 01/14/02 Archives