Amendment 48 Is Anti-Life

 Posted by on 2 September 2008 at 7:54 am  Abortion, Politics, Religion
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I’m delighted to report that Capitalism Magazine is publishing Ari Armstrong’s and my recent issue paper for Coalition for Secular Government — “Amendment 48 Is Anti-Life: Why It Matters That a Fertilized Egg Is Not a Person” — as a six-part series.

Part One was posted yesterday.

Part Two was posted today.

Ultimately, you’ll be able to find all six parts on our author page.

Here’s what the paper is about:

Colorado’s proposed Amendment 48 — the ballot measure that would grant full legal rights to fertilized eggs — would usher in disastrous government controls on abortion, birth control, medical research, and in vitro fertilization. It would violate the rights of real men and women — based on the faith-based fiction that a fertilized egg is a person with the same moral standing as a born infant. Yet the biological facts of pregnancy show that the embryo/fetus becomes a human person with rights only when born.

Our paper offers some philosophic analysis of the politics and ethics of abortion not seen elsewhere, I think. So go check it out on CapMag — or you can download and read the full pdf version.

(By the way, I’m in a massive dissertation writing crunch right now. I wrote for eight hours on Sunday, eleven hours yesterday, and I have a huge day ahead of me to finish this &@*#! chapter on moral judgment. So I’m not answering any e-mails or whatnot — except to put out fires. I’ll be back in the game by the end of the week.)

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