English / Fallacies
posted by Brad on .
Is this one is a drawing the line fallacy? 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?"
Look at this one... See if you think it fits this situation. The drawing the line fallacy is also called the "slippery slope". You might want to look at both of these.
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