Identifying Fallacies - Identifying Fallacies Letter to the...

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Identifying Fallacies 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?” The statement, “I wonder if any of the anti-abortionists have considered the widespread use of fertility drugs as the more equivalent of abortion, and, if they have, why they haven’t come out against them, too. Is a hasty generalization fallacy because the writer is making assumption about anti-abortionists. The writer is attempting to persuade his audience that Andrea Keene’s opinion regarding abortion is wrong by focusing the attention on Keene rather that the argument or evidence making this an ad hominem fallacy. Poisoning the well fallacy
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