Refraction (Bent Thinking) of the Day #36

Special Pleading:  Consciously leaving relevant information out of an argument because including it would weaken the argument. Refutation: All relevant information needs to brought to table.  Example –  Bob:  Abby, The use of abortion as a birth control is safe and necessary, as shown by the recent information published by the Alan Guttmacher Institute (which is a division of Planned Parenthood).  Side Note:  Consciously leaving out relevant information is almost always done because it is feared that the argument is weak and vulnerable.  If you believe this about your argument, reassess your argument and your position.

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