Posts by catepasquarelli

  1. How Much Sympathy Should We Give to Mentally Ill Criminals?

    [ By on December 18, 2014 ]

    In July of 2013, a new mother, murdered her two children, a 3 three year old and an infant who were found alone in their home, badly injured. The mother’s body was found three days later in the Red River. This woman had been suffering from postpartum depression. Andrea Kalfoglou, A professor at the University of Maryland, wrote an article sympathizing with the Mother and explaining the disorder. She explains the commonality of it (every one in eight mothers) and the psychological effects. For women with this disorder, her delusions seem real. It is impossible for her to live in reality, and is therefore acting completely on the psychological effects of her depression. Obviously no one choses to have this ...

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  2. The Use of Images in Anti-Abortion Protests/Websites

    [ By on December 17, 2014 ]

    Often times, a strategy used by anti-abortion organizations is to expose the public to graphic images of fetuses. The images tend to be very bloody and traumatizing. They usually depict fetuses aborted in the second or third trimester where they look more like a fully-formed baby. A lot of these photographs have been proven to be fake, suggesting that they are claiming fetuses to be more fully formed then they would be at the times they say they were aborted. Still, however, they are accurate in other ways. It is true that there is a lot of blood, etc. And even if they were real, is it still okay to show them to people? The dilemma here is should anti-abortion groups show ...

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