Thursday, April 6, 2017

Women's rights, getting the analogy wrong again

So a woman in Texas is trying to bring in a $100 fine for any man who masturbates outside of a medical clinic.

Her argument is that it's equivalent to the laws that ban abortions on the grounds that it's "an act against an unborn child".

What they fail to realise is that an abortion is the removal of a fetus that has already combined sperm with an egg.  Bringing in this fine is more like fining a woman every time she has her period, since the two 'emissions' relate to un-used procreation components, not the combined one.

But why let facts get in the way of a poorly thought out analogy.

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