Philosophy Tube outlined one of the most controversial arguments surrounding the abortion debate and was largely lauded for it. Yet when a video of Sophie Lewis putting forward the same argument went viral just one month prior, she was met with ridicule from detractors, and largely ignored by the online left.
The same argument has, in fact, been put forward repeatedly for the last 50 years. But until now, it has failed to gain any significant traction.
The fact that it hasn’t already become the main argument of pro-choicers – and that Philosophy Tube has been the one to really bring this view to the forefront of the abortion discussion – speaks volumes.
We need to look at what’s truly driving the discourse surrounding abortion, and what we can do to change it.
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Philosophy Tube’s Video “Abortion And Ben Shapiro”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2PAajlHbnU
Sophie Lewis’ Book “Full Surrogacy Now”: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2951-full-surrogacy-now
American Duty To Rescue/Report Statutes: http://volokh.com/2009/11/03/duty-to-rescuereport-statutes/
Maternal Death: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)31470-2/fulltext
Postpartum Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: https://www.postpartum.net/learn-more/postpartum-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/
In men: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5341171/#CR5
Violence Against Abortion Clinics: