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Democratic Diva » Know your anti-choice Democratic candidates in Arizona. Part 3.

Know your anti-choice Democratic candidates in Arizona. Part 3.

05 Aug 2014 04:12 pm
Posted by: Donna

My pal Dr. Angela Cotera, who has contributed to this blog, is running in the Democratic primary for the Senate seat in LD19 being vacated by Anna Tovar this year. Her opponent is Rep. Lupe Contreras. Contreras signed a pledge in support of overturning Roe v Wade and of the idea that personhood begins at conception. Cotera, who is a smarty-pants research astrophysicist, explained in very succinct terms why Contreras is dead wrong in an endorsement profile with Planned Parenthood of Arizona:

The “Pro-Life Proclamation” that he signed called for all Arizona legislators to make sure that full citizenship rights begin the moment an egg is fertilized. This basically would mean that women have no more rights than an incubator, which is outrageous. I believe that all women have sovereignty over their own bodies, and no one has a right to tell a woman what she can or cannot do within her own body. I believe that all health care decisions should be private, particularly those which involve the most intensely personal aspect of our lives, reproduction. We must protect the rights in Roe v. Wade because we cannot return to a time when women died due to self-induced abortions.

Preach! Vote for pro-choice Democrat Angela Cotera in LD19.

9 Comments

  1. Comment by Andrew on August 6, 2014 5:43 pm

    Oh, the old appeal to authority fallacy. The fuck difference does it make if she’s an astrophysicist or not?

    Now make me a sandwich.

  2. Comment by Donna on August 6, 2014 5:51 pm

    Aw, how cute, someone’s got his List of Logical Fallacies memorized and thinks he knows how to identify them. Except you clearly don’t, Diceman. It would be an appeal to authority if I said Cotera was right because she’s an astrophysicist. I did not say that. I mentioned her profession and then quoted her argument for reproductive rights. If you have a rebuttal to the substance of what she is saying then you should offer it, but you’re just embarrassing yourself now.

  3. Comment by Andrew on August 7, 2014 9:31 pm

    Yeah, only because you suck as a writer. There was no need to mention her as an astrophysicist because it’s not germane to the sentence.

    Fucking Maryland grads. At least you’re replacing Nebraska as the dumbest school in the Big Ten.

  4. Comment by Donna Gratehouse on August 8, 2014 1:28 am

    Still not an Appeal to Authority. Whatever institution gave you your degree should demand it back. You suck at logic.

  5. Comment by Andrew on August 8, 2014 9:07 am

    “Cotera, who is a smarty-pants research astrophysicist, explained in very succinct terms why Contreras is dead wrong in an endorsement profile with Planned Parenthood of Arizona”

    Person A is (claimed to be) an authority on subject S.
    Person A makes claim C about subject S.
    Therefore, C is true.

    Please, you’re over your head here Pound Packer. You want to mock my education, go ahead. I’m not sleeping with my boss in exchange for a paycheck and housing.

    Just something to think about, moron.

  6. Comment by Andrew on August 8, 2014 9:15 am

    Furthermore:

    This fallacy is committed when the person in question is not a legitimate authority on the subject. More formally, if person A is not qualified to make reliable claims in subject S, then the argument will be fallacious.

    This sort of reasoning is fallacious when the person in question is not an expert. In such cases the reasoning is flawed because the fact that an unqualified person makes a claim does not provide any justification for the claim. The claim could be true, but the fact that an unqualified person made the claim does not provide any rational reason to accept the claim as true.

    Again, listing that cunt friend of yours as an astrophysicst isn’t germane to the arguement.

    Now get back in the kitchen.

  7. Comment by Donna on August 8, 2014 11:34 am

    You’re clearly defensive about your education but too bad. You tried to impress with the “Logical fallacy! Gotcha!” gambit but failed. You’re just a boring misogynist troll. Nothing special.

  8. Comment by Donna on August 8, 2014 11:50 am

    Wow, you are copying and pasting furiously in a futile attempt to prove yourself! Sadly, you continue to be embarrassingly wrong. An appeal to authority would be if I said you should listen to Cotera on the topic of reproduction because she’s an astrophysicist. I did not say that. I mentioned her occupation and then quoted an argument she made in favor of reproductive rights, which you are obviously incapable of rebutting. It is you who are engaging in personal attacks and throwing out red herrings because you have nothing else and apparently nothing better to do. Your mom should make you get a job.

  9. Comment by Andrew on August 14, 2014 11:17 pm

    You know, slut of Sunnyslope…when you sleep with your boss in exchange for a house and a job, guess what that makes you?

    A prostitute.

    Now make me a sandwich.

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