Much media flutter over Joe Biden’s declaration that he believes “life” begins at conception. Since I’ve hammered this point too many times already, I outsource my response to Jill at Feministe, who reminds us that “when life begins”—despite being tossed about as though it’s somehow at the core of the debate about abortion—is basically an uninteresting, irrelevant question. “Life” begins at conception? Sure, whatever. But it’s a sign of profoundly muddled moral reasoning to think anyone should care.
September 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments
Tags: Moral Philosophy