Identifying Fallacies

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Identifying Fallacies Jackie Hall CRT/205 November 27, 2010 Lyndia Bell Exercise 6-6 Identify any examples of fallacies in the following passages. Tell why you think these are fallacies, and identify which category they belong in, if they fit any category we’ve described. 2. Letter to the editor: “Andrea Keene’s selective morality is once again showing through in her July 15 letter. This time she expresses her abhorrence of abortion. But how we see only what we choose to see! I wonder if any of the anti-abortionists have considered the widespread use of fertility drugs as the moral equivalent of abortion, and, if they have, why they haven’t come out against them, too. The use of these drugs frequently results in multiple births, which leads to the death of one of the infants, often after an agonizing struggle for survival. According to the rules of the pro-lifers, isn’t this murder?” North-State Record The North-State Record used an ad hominem fallacy poisoning the well against Andre Keene. They attacked her morality and called it selective and said “once again” which implies Andrea may have had in their opinion, a poor moral judgment in the past which should be considered. 3. In one of her columns, Abigail Van Buren printed the letter of “I’d rather
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