You can say "I don't believe in foetal rights trumping the woman's right, when applied to me" as that is your personal choice and no one can change it. You can't say "This law, giving a foetus personhood rights, is wrong for me" because it's legislated so we are all subjected to that, like it or not.
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26-11-2013 16:29 #231
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26-11-2013 16:33 #233Senior Member
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My views are that a woman has the right to decide what happens with her body and pregnancy and if she chooses to abort that is her business, no one elses.
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26-11-2013 16:36 #236
I don't think it's that simple, but no matter what emotive language people use, the fact remains that to grant an unborn baby extra rights is to remove the rights of the mother... Because you cannot achieve equal rights for both of them because there's always the possibility that one's right to life will risk the other's right to life. So it's impossible for mother and foetus to have the same rights. One has to trump the other in the end. I just don't get why anyone would think that taking away the rights of a living, breathing, independent being so that an unborn who is dependant on another for survival can gain some extra rights. Once it's born and separate, and the rights to bodily autonomy are not on conflict, then both can have equal rights without issue.
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26-11-2013 16:39 #239
I always tend to fence sit in these debates, as of all the things discussed on this forum, this topic I am the most conflicted in.
I get the point that bringing in this law may take women's rights away (and if kept to the letter I hope it isn't). That pro lifers are forcing their own opinions on others bodies. But I think we need to keep in mind that fighting this law is also forcing your own opinions and removing the right of women who are victims of crime to seek justice. Some women don't consider it as fetus, they consider it a living real baby. Now I know a woman can currently charge a man with assault and GBH for bashing her to the point she loses her baby. But does she not deserve justice for that baby bc SHE considers it more than cells??
I guess I'm more just mulling it over.
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