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Ethics, NARAL, and the Miscarriage Art Project

It is as certain as anything under the sun: cynical and intellectually dishonest policy positions eventually lead to outrageous acts that expose them. For even the most indefensible and illogical positions are taken seriously by somebody. Yale Art major Aliza Shvarts has accepted completely the most cynical and indefensible contentions of the far pole of the women's rights movement. She believes that a fetus has no more value on the scale of human life than a bunion. So she devised an "art project" that documents a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" while periodically taking drugs to induce multiple miscarriages. Her exhibition features video recordings of the miscarriages, as well as preserved collections of her blood.

Once your gag reflex has subsided, consider what is really going on here.

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Global Warming Ethics: Part 3 of 3. Ideology and Bias

During a televised GOP presidential candidates debate, now-vanquished contender Mitt Romney made an accusation: Senator John McCain did not espouse the "conservative position" on global warming. His statement was simultaneously nonsensical and alarming. The answers to the many questions surrounding global warming---the existence, extent and likely duration of it, its causes, what measures might be taken to counteract it and whether they would have any significant effect---are irrelevant to ideology or political identification. They depend upon data, unbiased analysis and reasonable conclusions based upon fact. This is an issue that has to be addressed based on what is, not on what people want to believe; on science, not philosophy. If the sky is blue, it's blue; don't tell me that the official position of my political party, church or activist group is that the sky is orange.

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1/24/2009

Minding Civilization in Muncie

12/10/2008

When a Boycott is Unethical

12/10/2008

The Riddle of the Proud Unmarried Mother Congresswoman

12/1/2008

The Ethics of Apologies

11/3/2008

Using Children as a Means to an End: The Biking Vogels

9/16/2008

The Corrupters

5/3/2008

Ethics, NARAL, and the Miscarriage Art Project

3/31/2008

Global Warming Ethics: Part 3 of 3. Ideology and Bias

3/2/2008

Genarlow Wilson Revisited: The Ethics of Kindness

2/24/2008

Death by Deception: The Tragedy of Megan Meiers

2/18/2008

Spectator Accountability: Of Cock Fights and Drag Races

2/17/2008

PETA's Presumptuous Westminster Protest

1/18/2008

Two Bad Fathers

1/9/2008

Contest Ethics and the Cheating Mindset

12/21/2007

Guest Commentary: "Kid Nation," Jamie Lynn Spears, and Kids for Sale

12/11/2007

"Think of the Children!": An Ethics Fallacy

11/28/2007

The John Fitzgerald Page Saga: The Insufferable vs. the Unethical

11/21/2007

Licenses for Illegal Aliens: Invalid Theory, Invalid Ethics

10/11/2007

An Open Letter to a Bitter Do-Gooder

9/25/2007

Ethics-Muddling 101: Making Heroes Out of Jerks and Thugs

9/25/2007

The Dishonesty of Death Penalty Opponents

9/5/2007

The King Memorial Controversy: A Response to The Ethics Scoreboard

9/5/2007

Adult Hoaxes and Poe's Birthday Visitor

8/23/2007

The Newport Statue Revisited: Where Responsibility Lies

8/20/2007

More Statue Ethics: The King Memorial Controversy

8/9/2007

The Ethical Obligation to "Suck It Up"

8/5/2007

Statue Ethics: Of Harvard, Hooks and History

7/17/2007

Larry Flynt vs. Senator Vitter: The Ethics Verdict

7/1/2007

Mitt Romney and Animal Cruelty

6/29/2007

The Ethics of Baby Names

6/15/2007

Progress: Now You Can Scam Your Wedding Guests

5/21/2007

Corruption in the Culture: What Official Plagiarism Says About Washington, D.C.

5/7/2007

Heroic Tale Ethics, Part 2: Print the Legend No More

4/24/2007

Obama's Virginia Tech Comments and the Meaning of Violence

4/5/2007

Rules, Birthdays, and Johnny Pesky: The Ethics of Drawing the Line

3/28/2007

Tar Baby Ethics and Senator John McCain

3/10/2007

The Ethics of Censorship By Consensus

2/26/2007

More Parking Lot Ethics

2/26/2007

The Ethical Failure of Bill Cosby: Right Message, Wrong Messenger

2/22/2007

Of the Lost Cabbie and the Guy in the Lobster Hat

1/25/2007

Ethics Hero Emeritus: Larry Stewart

1/11/2007

The Ethics of Generosity

1/1/2007

The Radio City Flashers

12/12/2006

Real Life Ethics: CVS Collision and the Ethics of Confrontation

12/12/2006

The Ethics of Regifting

12/4/2006

The Tennie Pierce Affair

11/30/2006

Real Life Ethics Trilogy, Part 1: Quiznos, Competence, and Tuna Salad

11/11/2006

The Tammy Skinner Self-Abortion Case

11/1/2006

Ethics Test at McDonald's

10/27/2006

Halloween Story: What If You Adopted Michael Myers?

10/16/2006

A Capital Punishment Opponent Takes Aim and Misses the Target

10/14/2006

Maria Altmann and the Art Nazis

10/10/2006

The Ethics of Changing History: Of Crockett, the Titanic and "One Small Step"

9/20/2006

The Cabbie and the Speeding Ticket

7/19/2006

Unethical Scrubbing by the Left and the Right

7/17/2006

Funeral Ethics, Lies and Acknowledging Bias

7/3/2006

Ashlee Simpson in "The Twilight Zone"

6/7/2006

Death on Everest: An Ethics Lesson

6/7/2006

The Case of the Grieving Waiter: "Miss Manners" Gets It Wrong

5/5/2006

"Windfall" Ethics

4/11/2006

The 'Friends' Case: Not Harassment, Just Wrong

3/27/2006

H.R. 4437: Impossible but Ethical

3/19/2006

The Ethics of Roe v Wade for Men'

2/26/2006

The Ethics of Sexual Harassment

1/27/2006

Bad Choice: A Gay Advocacy Group Adopts Terrorist Tactics

1/24/2006

Harry Belafonte and the Ethics of Association

1/16/2006

Success and Unethical Celebrities

12/20/2005

The Anti-Snitching Movement: Bad Values and Proud of It

12/19/2005

The Ethics of the Christmas War

12/15/2005

Open Letter to a File Sharer

12/8/2005

What Parents Should Know

12/3/2005

The Ethics of Objection

11/16/2005

An Unethical Police Tactic that Kills Kids

10/23/2005

The Offense That Isn't

9/30/2005

The Ethics of Complaint

9/12/2005

Fine Print Trumps Kindness in Ocala

9/10/2005

The Lie That Wasn't

9/2/2005

The Ethics of Katrina

8/28/2005

An Epidemic of Shattered Trust

8/28/2005

The Ethics of Confrontation

8/26/2005

Punishment and Ethics

8/18/2005

Don Bedwell: An Ethics Hero to Remember

8/15/2005

Memory Failure in Washington, DC

6/20/2005

The Runaway Bride Cashes In

6/17/2005

The Schiavo Autopsy and WMDs

6/16/2005

Deep Throat's Field of Dreams

6/12/2005

The Duty to Mitigate Harm

5/30/2005

Humiliating Saddam

5/10/2005

"24" and Public Acceptance of Torture

5/6/2005

Beware the Weenie Terrorists

5/4/2005

Cold Feet and Chili Finger

4/27/2005

The Kissing Cousins Controversy

4/13/2005

File-Sharing: Over-ruling Ethics?

4/4/2005

The Ethics of Analogy

3/27/2005

The Curse of Ashley Madison

3/21/2005

The Terri Schiavo Ethics Meltdown

3/21/2005

For Victim Equality

3/19/2005

Michael Schiavo and the Million Dollar Insult

3/15/2005

An Ethics Dunce Apologizes

2/21/2005

The Hoosier Lottery Quiz

2/9/2005

SpongeBob: Not Gay, But Too Tolerant

2/6/2005

Rosa and Yogi

2/2/2005

The Last Time We See Paris

1/16/2005

Cool, Fun, and Unethical

12/27/04

Abstaining from Lying

12/16/04

Jesse Jackson's Dangerous Game

12/13/04

Evicting the Hawks

11/29/04

Loose Ends 3: "Counting Every Vote"

11/22/04

The Housewife and the Marine

11/21/04

When a Kiss Is Not a Kiss

11/21/04

Signature Significance at ABC

11/17/04

Escape to Canada

10/1/04

"Honest Mistakes"

9/20/04

Ethics and the Favored Son

9/15/04

Senility in the Voting Booth

9/1/04

The Abortion Dilemma

9/1/04

The Wrong Question

8/23/04

Avoiding Happiness

8/18/04

Decorum, Respect, and Starbucks

8/11/04

Mary Kay on the Loose

7/22/04

Outing on Capitol Hill

7/16/04

#%&!

7/1/04

The Mindless Right, Part 2

6/27/04

The Mindless Right

6/16/04

The Casual Reagan Mourners (June 2004 Ethics Dunce)

6/9/04

There They Go Again

6/8/04

A Terrible Choice

5/28/04

Rewarding the Infamous

5/25/04

Danny Graves' Wallet

5/24/04

Rosie Was Wrong

5/13/04

Lynndie England (May 2004 Ethics Dunce)

5/6/04

No American Torturers (continued)

5/3/04

No American Torturers

5/04

Dan Parisi (May 2004 Ethics Hero)

4/26/04

File-sharing

4/5/04

Abortion Ethics

3/26/04

Terrorist Ethics

3/13/04

No Scar, No Baby

3/6/04
Martha
3/04

William Coates (March 2004 Trivial Liar)

2/16/04
Cheats Amuck
2/12/04
Gay Marriage
2/11/04
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