Spot the logical fallacy…

So it turns out that the actor James Franco likes to talk philosophy! I recently watched a video of him talking to a lady named Liz Harman on the subject of abortion.

Now, I try to be charitable when speaking about those who hold different views from my own. However, I have to say, having heard many arguments in favour of abortion, this lady presents one of the dumbest arguments I’ve ever heard!

She clearly commits one of the most basic logical fallacies out there: the circular argument. The really shocking thing, though, is that she teaches philosophy at Princeton University! To quote a far wiser teacher, “Logic! Why don’t they teach them logic in these schools?”

Is a pro-lifer in charge of Planned Parenthood marketing?

Over the past week, I’ve shared several short posts pointing out that Planned Parenthood doesn’t seem to understand irony (Post 1 | Post 2). I’m now starting to think that there’s some kind of conspiracy theory! Has Planned Parenthood has accidentally hired someone who is pro-life to head up their marketing department?

The latest advertising campaign from the abortion provider begins with the words “Watch. Share. Slay:

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What an unfortunate choice of words! The introductory paragraph attempts to explain this rather questionable title:

If there’s anything we’ve learned from Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, The Avengers) over the years, it’s this – every single one of us has a hero inside ; and its our responsibility to use our superpowers to slay.

Erm, Planned Parenthood, this isn’t sounding any better… What exactly is being slain here? In Joss Whedon’s TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it is evil beings which are slain: vampires, demons etc. Tell me, what exactly gets slain at Planned Parenthood?

Being able to thank your mother…

A couple of days ago I had a quick post where I pointed out that Planned Parenthood, the abortion provider, doesn’t appear to understand irony. Well, they strike once again, this time by retweeting a Mother’s Day message from their president Cecile Richards…

Thanks to the work of Planned Parenthood, 50 million people never had the chance to tell their mothers that they loved them and a similar number never got to hear it…

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You know, I don’t think that Planned Parenthood, the abortion provider, gets irony. This was one of their recent tweets

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Bishop Barron on the Rubin Report

Bishop Barron was recently interviewed by Dave Rubin on the Rubin Report. Dave is described as “a 39-year-old pro-choice, pro-pot, recently gay-married atheist with a strong allergy to organized religion”. As you can imagine, this led to a very interesting interview, which is available below in two parts:

Pence’s Speech

I should have posted this ages ago, but here’s the speech given by the Vice President at the March For Life in DC:

The speech is (obviously) very pro-Trump, but he has some really great lines…

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