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Pol 341: Videos!

Hello, all. Here are a couple of videos in lieu of Monday’s class; we’ll (try to) incorporate the issues raised in these vids into class discussions. The Battle Over Abortion in Northern Ireland (12:56): Inside Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic (15:40): … Continue reading

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Pol 150: Online reading

I almost forgot to post the link to a reading for this week; here it is: Judith Jarvis Thomson, A Defense of Abortion

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Sweeping out the corners (341)

Cleaning up a few details: A story today’s New York Times on a Tanzanian method to increase the survival of infants whose mothers died giving birth. Make sure you click through the multimedia presentation, and check out the previous story … Continue reading

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Grammatically incorrect (228)(266)

More links: What a surprise: It’s teh wimmins fault, complain the Taliban. Why are teh wimmins the weaker sex? Maybe because so many don’t get enough to eat. As Matthew noted, dem pigs iz sick—and making us sick. Ah, the … Continue reading

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No sentences, just bits (266)

On an ongoing New York City program to decrease violence in teen relationships. Follow-up to Brazilian abortion story. More drugs and violence in Mexico. L’etat, c’est moi in Libya. No more school for girls in the Swat region of Pakistan … Continue reading

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Deliberation, moderation, and morality (228)

Notice anything about the discussion in the embedded CNBC clip? Amanda Marcotte, posting at Pandagon, certainly did. Scroll through the comments for further information about the stats regarding contraception. (*NOTE: A number of the comment-ers use, ah, raw language to … Continue reading

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Rape and excommunication (266)

A follow-up to a story mentioned this past Thursday: The nine-year-old rape victim, pregnant with twins, was granted an abortion this past Thursday. The local Catholic archbishop, Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, responded by excommunicating the girl’s mother and the doctors who … Continue reading

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