Just a few links today.
Prominent philosopher and legal scholar John Finnis makes an argument that the language of “fetus” is “offensive and prejudicial” outside of medical contexts.
A debate is heating up as to whether or not birth control will be covered as a medical expense under Obama-Care. Is birth control a “preventative medicine”? What is prevents is pregnancy … but is pregnancy an illness? Pregnancy is a healthy condition, not an illness. The Catholic Bishops are arguing against coverage, calling (rightly I think) birth control a “lifestyle choice”.
Here is a thought-provoking article on John Lennon’s much heralded song ‘Imagine’. The claim: ‘Imagine’ is far from an inspirational song, it is rather an anthem to original sin.
I posted a critique of Tea Party politics on the USU philosophy blog the other day, a post occasioned by a ridiculous letter in the student newspaper.