Sunday, May 31, 2009

Arguments pro-lifers should not use 04

Pro-prenatal rights argument: shock pictures

Example(s): abortion victims

Why you shouldn't use it: It can be easily dismissed as an emotional appeal. It can leave you open to claims that you oppose abortion for purely asthetic reasons.

Exceptions to this prohibition: as a rebuttal to the "blob of cells" claim (though a living fetus may work better here), a response to pro-abortion shock images, or to refute a claim that the images are stillbirths.

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