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CheckPoint Week 5 Question 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?” This Question is best described as a Circumstantial Ad Hominem as the author of the letter points out that a group focuses on one point of view only while ignoring all other information. Question 3: In one of her columns, Abigail Van Buren printed the letter of “I’d rather be a widow.” The letter writer, a divorcée, complained about widows who said they had a hard time coping. Far better, she wrote, to be a
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course CRT 205 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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CheckPoint Week 5 - CheckPoint Week 5 Question 2: Letter to...

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