Monday, April 02, 2007

Infanticide by Any Other Name

Scott Klusendorf shares his strategic response to the charge that the pro-life description of partial birth abortion is misleading, extremist rhetoric:
When critics call our descriptions of partial-birth abortion extreme, I first ask them to describe the procedure:

"Obviously, you must be an expert on partial-birth abortion to call my description medically inaccurate and extreme. So here is your chance to set the record straight. Why don’t you explain the procedure so those listening can hear for themselves where my description is extreme?"
Once the question is put like that, the game is up. Without exception, my critic either 1) doesn't know the specifics of the procedure, or 2) knows full well the specifics, but tries to dodge the question.
Read the whole thing to find out how he develops his argument.

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