By Tom Quiner
Thanks to the Des Moines Register for running my essay, “Webcam abortions have nothing to do with health.”
The Register disagrees with my position. They have editorialized in favor of webcam human abortion on many occasions. I appreciate their willingness to publish an opposing point of view.
Comments are pouring into the Register’s Facebook page, including gems like these”
“Quiner is a nut.”
He’s not the first to make that assertion. Actually, even my wife sometimes thinks I’m a little nutty, but at least not on this issue!
“Quiner moves from anecdote to statistics to propaganda. He buried the lede, though, on purpose. His real article began when he ascribed personhood to a fetus, declaring unearned certainty to the assertion. He used the term “We.” But “we” is too many people. Speak for yourself, Quiner.”
Someone has to stand up for the voiceless. I am simply one if millions.
“Register readers ingested the BS on a Friday. The tens of thousands of Iowa readers had been perfectly healthy up to that moment, from a mental and political standpoint at least. But before the three minutes it took to read Quiner’s column had passed, they began ROFLTAO. Within ten minutes, their brains had decayed to the point that they couldn’t find the A’s they had just L’d off with both hands in broad daylight: yes, like Quiner, their cognitive capabilities were now truly half-A’d.”
Sounds like this guy would know.
“Hey, Register! Can I get a monthly column like this guy? My “health” bona fides are at least as sound as Quiner’s. (I almost finished a “doctorate” in early English literature in the ’90s!) And I suppose I could start a website too based on my “political” and “religious” beliefs. If all that doesn’t qualify me to hold forth on “health” issues, what does?”
Take a shot and try submitting a piece. It’s harder than you think.
“I wonder how many people die from anaphyaxis from getting penicillin or other types of antibiotics or prescriptions? How many die from acute allergic reaction to peanuts? The use of anecdotal incidents is not proof. Manufacturers are sued numerous times by thes estates of persons who were killed using certain products. Using Quiner’s logic, cars should be outlawed. After all, a few years ago my good friend was killed in one.”
It’s a good point, but my info isn’t merely anecdotal. Thousands of women have been injured, according to FDA statistics. Should we really allow women to ingest this poison without a doctor present? Seriously?
“Tens of thousands of children are affected by BPA, fire retardants in their clothes and toys, nitrates in the drinking water from unregulated agriculture and a host of other “legal” poisons every day. When you are on board to address them all, and not just the ones you select from the list, we can talk. But if your interest in the protection of children is limited only to one narrow religious issue, you lose most of us.”
If you read the piece, you will see that religion and God were never invoked. This is a common tactic of the pro human abortion crowd to shut down discussion.
At least one reader liked the piece:
“Well written and informative article! This should raise awareness about “health” and choices.”
Click on the Register’s link above if you’d like to join the conversation.