Archive for March 2007

The Fallacy of Abortion Rights

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

The main arguments used by those in favor of abortion –on-demand seem to revolve around three main premises:

  1. Women’s Rights – her body, her decision.
  2. A fetus is not a person, and therefore has no rights (or not fully a person, and therefore doesn’t have rights equal to the woman).
  3. An unwanted child is bad for society, and society has more rights than does the child.

All of these arguments clearly center on human rights, so any real discussion and understanding of the issue must first define not what human rights are valid, but first on who has them and why. (more…)

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