Daniel Mynyk

Three Questions About the Gender Wage Gap

Does the average woman in the United States earn about 80 cents on the dollar of what the average man earns? Statistics don’t lie, right? There is admittedly truth to these statistics that we should consider. Before we assume too much, we need to ask these three questions to figure out how to interpret the…

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Abortion Fiction: Part 6 – Philosophies of Life to Eugenics

In this episode we conclude our series of episodes responding to John Iriving’s article in the New York Times. We demonstrate how Dr. Horatio Storer’s writings and campaigns influenced state legislatures to criminalize abortion by making the law consistent with advances in science and medicine. We see how the laws against abortion strengthened, but then…

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Abortion Fiction: Part 5 – Dr. Horatio Storer

This episode begins to demonstrate from American history in the 1800’s that the medical conspiracy that John Irving wants us to believe outlawed abortion was no conspiracy at all. It was simply the reconciliation of science and medicine with law. We look at the influence of Dr. Horatio Storer in shaping the landscape of abortion…

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Abortion Fiction: Part 4 – A Medical Conspiracy?

In this episode we continue to respond to John Irving’s article from the New York Times that laments the fact that some people believe that babies in the womb should not be killed intentionally. We examine Mr. Irving’s strange assessment of abortion law in America in the 1800’s. Mr. Irving apparently believes that a bunch…

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Abortion Fiction: Part 3 – Abortion Policy in Colonial America

In this episode we continue to respond to John Irving’s article from the New York Times that attempts to prove that the pro-life idea that human life from conception deserves not to be killed is a recent innovation in the United States. Irving attempts to argue that early colonial America was friendly to abortion during…

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