When I say that I am anti-choice, there is a double meaning. First, the term is sometimes used to refer to pro-life people. Since being pro-choice usually means that someone thinks abortion should be legal and/or they don’t believe there is a moral problem with it, it makes sense to call myself anti-choice since I am completely the opposite and see it as killing of a baby.

There is another meaning however. I don’t believe that our choices are up to us in any meaningful sense because we will choose that which matches our personality and belief system. Every choice we say we make is based on who we are which is a combination of nature and nurture. To say a choice is free makes no sense when you consider that we have our biases/preferences which are inescapable. No one is completely objective about what is relevant, true, or good.

I don’t believe in Free Will as defined by these definitions

free will: “The power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies” – Wordweb

free will: “freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention” – Merriam Webster

For more information, check out the refutations I have written for these.

Also, much of the information on this blog has been published in my book: Free Will and Abortion Denial


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