Category Archives: Abortion & reproductive rights

Abortion in Jewish Law

I started to write a response to this comment by Limits of Language (LoL) on the A Record 102 Edition open thread, but my response got so long that I decided to make it a separate post. LoL wrote: My … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Forced Kidney Donation

If you enjoy these cartoons, help me make more by supporting my Patreon! A $1 pledge really helps. In 1971, the philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson wrote “A Defense of Abortion,” in which she used the example of a person waking … Continue reading

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More on the (Gender) Politics of Artificial Insemination

In order for sperm banking to become the multimillion dollar industry that it is, sperm had first to be commodified, and since commodification is both economic and cultural, that is neither a simple nor a straightforward process. As Cynthia Daniels … Continue reading

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The Politics of Artificial Insemination

To prepare for a talk I’ll be giving in April, I am reading Cynthia Daniels’ book Exposing Men: The Science and Politics of Male Reproduction. I just finished the first part of Chapter 4, “Commodifying Men: The Science and Politics … Continue reading

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Cartoon: At the Pro-Life Strategy Meeting

My new cartoon is up at Everyday Feminism! Please check it out.

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On Writers Who Are Pro-Choice But Only Mention It When It’s Helpful For Attacking Feminism

A surprising number of anti-feminists describe themselves as being pro-choice when they’re attacking feminism.  The message of these “I’m pro-choice, but…” messages is I’m-liberal-so-my-eviscerations-of-feminism-are-ever-so-objective. Christina Hoff Sommers is a good example of this. My friend Cathy Young, too.1 (I’ve also … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Pro-Life Journalism

Transcript of cartoon: PANEL 1 A man in a jacket and tie is listening to a woman in a striped shirt speak. WOMAN: We at Planned Parenthood don’t sell fetuses. We donate fetuses for medical research. There’s a fee for … Continue reading

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On The Wonderful Potential People Who Are Aborted

Faith writes: What saddens me about abortion is that those who get pregnant and abort the child destroy every chance of happiness, love, excitement, growth, knowledge, friendship, etc. that child could ever have simply because it’s inconvenience. It’s more than … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Abortion and Selfishness

{pbs pledge drive} If you like my cartoons, please consider supporting them on Patreon. {/pbs} When I make this argument to pro-lifers, they often point out that there are individual pro-lifers who support a strong welfare state. That’s true. But … Continue reading

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On Right To Live vs Right To Autonomy; And Why Fetuses Aren’t People

This post is part of an ongoing discussion I’m having on Tumblr with “Sirwolffe.” I’ve edited the post before putting it on “Alas.” Sirwolffe writes: You are comparing the right to life with the right to refuse pregnancy. Isn’t it … Continue reading

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