The issue to be considered is the issue of human rights. Let me ask you a question.
Where is their moral opposition? Today, no one is defending the right to abortion in fundamental terms, which is why the pro-abortion rights forces are on the defensive. The status of the embryo in the first trimester is the basic issue that cannot be sidestepped.
The embryo is clearly pre-human; only the mystical notions of religious dogma treat this clump of cells as constituting a person. We must not confuse potentiality with actuality.
An embryo is a potential human being. If we consider what it is rather than what it might become, we must acknowledge that the embryo under three months is something far more primitive than a frog or a fish. To compare it to an infant is ludicrous.
It is not an independently existing, biologically formed organism, let alone a person. That which lives within the body of another can claim no right against its host.
Rights belong only to individuals, not to collectives or to parts of an individual. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born.
No other person — not even her husband — has the right to dictate what she may do with her own body.
That is a fundamental principle of freedom. There are many legitimate reasons why a rational woman might have an abortion — accidental pregnancy, rape, birth defects, danger to her health. The issue here is the proper role for government.
If a pregnant woman acts wantonly or capriciously, then she should be condemned morally — but not treated as a murderer. If someone capriciously puts to death his cat or dog, that can well be reprehensible, even immoral, but it is not the province of the state to interfere.
If anti-abortionists object that an embryo has the genetic equipment of a human being, remember: Abortions are private affairs and often involve painfully difficult decisions with life-long consequences. But, tragically, the lives of the parents are completely ignored by the anti-abortionists.
Yet that is the essential issue.
Being a parent is a profound responsibility — financial, psychological, moral — across decades. Raising a child demands time, effort, thought and money. To a woman who does not want it, this is a death sentence.
Give up your life, liberty, property and the pursuit of your own happiness.
You cannot be in favor of life and yet demand the sacrifice of an actual, living individual to a clump of tissue.Abortion-rights movements, also referred to as pro-choice movements, advocate for legal access to induced abortion services.
The issue of induced abortion remains divisive in public life, with recurring arguments to liberalize or to restrict access to legal abortion services. Abortion-rights supporters themselves are frequently divided as to the types .
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Abortion-rights movements, also referred to as pro-choice movements, advocate for legal access to induced abortion services. The issue of induced abortion remains divisive in public life, with recurring arguments to liberalize or to restrict access to legal abortion services.
Abortion-rights supporters themselves are frequently divided as to the types of abortion services that should be. Pro-Life is More Than Anti-Abortion It's time for the Church to commit to a larger pro-life view. The Orthodox Church opposes abortion rights because abortion poses a threat to the sanctity of human life, which, according to their own propositions, was intricately woven together by God Himself.
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