Finneran's Wake

Welcome to my first "Ticklish Topic": Abortion

In this, part one of a two-part series, I'll list for you the three strongest arguments in favor of abortion--arguments by which you might be repulsed, persuaded, enflamed, or unmoved. You'll have to e-mail me and let me your response...

I should say, the goal isn't to win you, my dear listener, to one side or to the other of this debate, but to the elucidate the issue for you. I want you to see through it more clearly than ever before, to penetrate all the dense political jargon, the misleading euphemisms, and the fog of cant by which this topic is clouded. I want you to feel confident about your position, settled in your reasoning, affirmed of your logic when this topic arises over the course of the next few months, on which you might be called upon to give an opinion.

Listen to this and the next episode , and you'll be well-equipped.

In ascending order of their relative strength, the best arguments for abortion would be

1.) The Argument from History (or Long-Established Custom)
2.) The Argument from Bodily Autonomy
3.) The Argument from the Prioritization of the Woman's Health

Do you find these compelling?

Stay tuned for Part Two!

What is Finneran's Wake?

News, politics, history, poetry, philosophy, literature, life: A little university in the palm of your hand, an eloquent voice between your ears! Intended neither to inflame, nor to polarize, but to pursue truth. What end could be greater? Sapere Aude, my friends! Dare to think. Dare to seek. Dare to know.