United States Archive

36th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

January 22, 2009 marks the 36th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, the infamous Supreme Court decision that initiated a holocaust of legalized abortion in the United States. I still remember exactly where I was; I was 22 years old at time, and it’s hard to believe that now 36 years have passed,  each one with […]

Ad Hominem Attacks: The Ad Hominem Argument for Abortion

“Ad hominem” literally means to “attack the man” (or person). Therefore, “to attack ad hominem is to attack the man who presents an argument rather than the argument itself.”25 Instead of dealing with what a person is actually saying, one attacks the person. This is a bad form of reasoning because it ultimately does not […]

Abortion and Rape: Answering the Arguments for Abortion Rights

In the first installment of this four-part series we examined a number of arguments for abortion rights which can be classified as appeals to pity. In this article I will present and critique more appeals to pity, along with two additional kinds of argument: appeals to tolerance and ad hominem (literally, “against the person”). Of […]