Thursday, December 10, 2009

Why abortion is NOT a privacy right

In addition to the doctrine of reproductive rights, the pro-abortion crowd often cites the right to privacy as a justification of abortion. This clearly is not the case, as the same argument could be applied to child abuse or spousal rape.

Abortion is a violent act against an innocent human being, and, as such, the government has a legitimate interest in preventing it (in fact, the protection of natural rights is the main purpose of government).

And the Court has gone as far as to admit* that, if the unborn are persons, abortion is illegal.

*This admission is known as the "Blackmun Hole" and is the reason for the Personhood Movement.

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