Friday, October 20, 2006

The Triumph of Feminism

Well, here's I post I didn't realize was sitting around for months, so here it is a little belatedly, but just as timely...

Tammy Skinner, of Suffolk, Virginia, killed her own child by shooting herself in the abdomen as she went into labor. Just as with partial-birth abortion, a fully formed and indisputably viable baby died. This, despite the fact that she could have surrendered the child minutes after birth to a hospital or firehouse. She stood trial and was acquitted. I'm sure feminists would hail this as a victory for the constitutionally protected act of Woman's Choice. What a woman. What a choice.

As I portrayed in my novel Solomon's Knife, the pro-abortion/anti-abortion dichotomy can be resolved if we break down the act into a four-way choice:
  • keep the fetus in the woman (normal birth)
  • kill and expel the fetus (abortion)
  • expel the fetus without killing it (abandonment)
  • transfer the fetus from one woman to another (transoption)
I believe that a woman has the right to terminate her pregnancy, but not to kill the fetus, which is a genetically distinct human being from conception onward. Once you separate out terminating the pregnancy from terminating the fetus, you see that the abortion camps can be divided four ways:
  • People who would force a woman to continue her pregnancy to birth
  • People who demand the death of the fetus
  • People who would condone a pregnancy termination if it didn't kill the fetus
  • People who would accept letting the fetus live if they could freely terminate the pregnancy
It is obviously the last two groups that I think would embrace transoption (and I think constitute the majority of Americans) and the first two groups that I consider enslavers and murderers respectively.

Monday, April 10, 2006

KoPubCo gets noticed!

The source for all my novels, as well as back issues of New Libertarian, has been very kindly mentioned by 2006 Chauntecleer Award-winner Wally Conger's Out of Step site and also in Freemanic's blog and Brad Spangler's.

I'm actually getting orders, too!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Licence Reviewed -- The 007 Replay

I bought the complete James Bond DVD collection a few months ago and for 2006 have decided to view them in order, one every Friday night, for the next half year. I started, of course, with Dr. No. It holds up very well. I remember seeing it as a kid in our town's single theater. Nothing could be more of a religious experience than seeing Ursula Andress rise from the Jamaican waters. There's a certain claustrophic feel to the nuclear core scene that later films, with larger budgets and sets, did not possess.

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the films, especially my favorites, such as Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice. I'll keep you informed of any insights I might have with a 40-year retrospective.