Christopher Hitchens on Abortion, Campaign Finance, Christianity, Libertarianism… – VIDEO


Hitchens stated that “[an]unborn child seems to me to be a real concept. It’s not a growth or an appendix. You can’t say the rights question doesn’t come up…



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Chase Taylor

Hitchens: “I’ve heard some things about him… girlfriends, and so forth.”
You have no idea how bad it’s about to get, Christopher.

Chase Taylor

I take surveys for a living, and this is absolutely correct. Political
polls are meant to shift opinion, not observe and analyze opinion. The
questions that we ask, from message testing to basic general election
polls, as harmless as they’re always passed or sold, are indefinitely meant
to push the call respondent to ignore their thoughts and opinions and
choose only what’s on the menu.


How will the costs and emotional pain created by criminalizing abortion be
handled? The anti-abortion advocates are usually those who despise taxes of
any kind. Would a drastic increase in taxes be acceptable if it means
dealing with the newly created crime of abortion as envisioned by these
moral apostles? – We need more than ideological ideas lacking practical
logic. Let’s suggest things that might actually work, not present a wish
list created by unscientific and uneducated ideologues.


All abortion opponents want Row v Wade overturned, but nobody has any
“endgame” in mind. If terminating a pregnancy becomes a felony, what should
the punishment be and how would this punishment be administered? Making
abortion a crime won’t stop the practice, but will lead to the “back alley,
coat hanger” ways of handling the situation. The dark days of shame and
sacrifice for “women in trouble” will be back. Perhaps more unwanted
children will be shuffled through public care. 


Keep’em coming!


John Fund is a pompous piece of shit.


Wow. John Fund looks so young.



Thomas Hackett

Thank you very much for uploading this. Hitch is a bit of a personal hero.


Awesome upload, thanks.


It is great fun listening to talking heads comment to then current issues
decades after the fact.


John Fund is so dishonest it’s not even funny, he criticizes Perot, but
then towards the end says that any citizen with “sense” is probably

Jonathan Mann

Fund (speaking about Bill Clinton): “I don’t think I have ever seen a
presidential candidate with such awesome skills at pressing the flesh and
convincing people to vote for him.” Hitchens: “You might want to
recondisider ‘pressing the flesh.’ “


Wow. John Fund looks so young.


interesting hair cut, mr. hitchens 😀

Bigga Numba Six

Thanks for getting all this stuff up The Film Archive