Abortion, Philosophy, and Godlessness: Part 3, the Argument from Rights

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Abortion, Philosophy, and Godlessness: Part 3, the Argument from Rights

Some people make the claim that all human beings have rights. This being the case, they go on to say that to abort an embryo is to violate that human being’s right to life. Thus, they conclude, it is wrongful to practice abortion. I find great problems with this line of thinking. So, for part three, I wanted to discuss the issue of rights. Previously we discussed my belief that what matters about someone is not their mere humanity (in terms of their being biologically human) but their personhood, which comes about subsequent to their humanity. Human-being, under the proper conditions, gives...

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David Hoover

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Essays | 4 comments

David Hoover

    Name: David Hoover Born: July 25, 1985 Location: Savannah, GA Organization affiliation: American Atheists Label: Atheist (Teapot Agnostic technically) Former Religious Affiliation: Protestant Fundamentalist   My Story I spent the first twenty years of my life as a Christian. My entire family are Christians that believe in the literal truth of the Bible. I attended a protestant fundamentalist church with my mother every Sunday morning where I was assured that a very real God would send me to Hell if I died with unforgiven sins. I grew up in a very rural area in the...

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