Planned Parenthood and their supporters makes so many bad arguments that the last few weeks provide ample supplies of fallacies for a semester’s worth of examples in a course on logic.
On August 15th, 2015 Planned Parenthood Tweeted:
Calls to investigate PP in Delaware got this response: “There is no tissue donation program at Planned Parenthood to investigate.”
As seen below:
Meanwhile in another social media conversation a pro-abortionist defender of Planned Parenthood linked me to a news article from Fox News titled “Indiana finds no Planned Parenthood abortion violations after undercover videos prompt probe.” He then argues “If PP is really sanctioning the supposed sale of fetal organs for profit would we not see systemic violations?”
I’m bothered that in both instances Planned Parenthood and their supporters have deduced too much from the facts given.
So does the fact that Planned Parenthood in Delaware and Indiana do not chop babies to sell to others as “tissue donations” there does that mean Planned Parenthood doesn’t do this in other states? Planned Parenthood’s own president admits they do participate in “tissue donation.” If they don’t do it in those two states that doesn’t mean they don’t do it in other states. Obviously they have to do it in other states if Planned Parenthood does participate in “tissue donation.” To report that there’s no violation concerning laws related to tissue donations in the states which they do not have a tissue donation program is….a nonevent and not much of an argument really.
Furthermore there is here a logical fallacy of attributing the parts to the whole (and/or to other parts) along with an argument from silence. If I could give an analogy Planned Parenthood is like someone who is arguing that no murder took place last week in Los Angeles by citing evidence there’s no murder in Sacramento while everyone agrees that no murder has taken place in Sacramento. But that doesn’t then justify the claim that nothing is going on illegally in Los Angeles.
Also we shouldn’t make much of the fact that the state investigators in both Indiana and Delaware moved fast to clear Planned Parenthood of any tissue donation violation. If they don’t have those programs in those two states of course it would wrap up soon.
It’s the states with tissue donations that I want to know what is the outcome of the states’ investigations. Which probably means it takes time. Don’t be fooled by Planned Parenthood’s blitzkrieg of talking points.
For Planned Parenthood to argue “There is no tissue donation violations in states without tissue donation program” reveals that Planned Parenthood is straight outta arguments.
I’m anticipating that in the coming days and weeks there will be more bad arguments to support their hacking of fetuses for sale. And Lord willing, we will be here to hack away at those fallacious arguments.