Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Steve Jobs Abortion Argument

Right-wing blogger Tigerhawk notes this anti-abortion Washington Times article asking how things would've been if Steve Jobs had been aborted. Tigerhawk says a bunch of things cautioning conservatives away from this line of argument.

One thing I'd add is that if the "Don't abort, or we might lose a Steve Jobs" argument works, so does the "Don't abstain from sex, or we might lose a Steve Jobs" argument. This isn't specifically an anti-abortion argument -- it's just an argument in favor of making more people by whatever means necessary. I don't think that anybody really wants to go where this argument would take them.

It does have the distinction of being a bad argument that could turn itself into a bad pickup line.
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