Monday, March 20, 2023

Should Abortion Be Considered A Civil Right?

          "The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When Government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult human responsible for her own choices." (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1993 confirmation hearing)

          In the discussion of whether women should be able to choose to bear children, the question of the humanity of a "fetus" is avoided like the plague. In addition, moral considerations can be used to override objections of personal liberty.

          If "pro-choice" people want to talk about personal responsibility, then there are birth control measures available. Abstinence is also an option. A unique aspect of human beings is the ability to reflect on their impulses.

          There is the issue of men themselves needing to act more responsibly. They should know how to act in a way more proper than that resembling a brute. Many men need to learn self-control, which is also financially advantageous.

          Why should abortion be an issue of personal choice, but not also the reception of vaccines? How do vaccine mandates not undermine the idea of us being "fully adult humans" who are "responsible for our own choices?"

          What is so special about being able to surgically remove a baby from the womb of a woman? Would women in general truly be happier if they remained childless for their whole lives?

           Women are not being rebellious or sinful if they want a job career. That is not a bad thing at all. However, there needs to be enough reproduction of people or a civilization will implode due to the inevitable processes of aging and death. 

1 comment:

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

First, in addition to what you've written, my primary complaint to women is if women don't want to get pregnant, they should use contraception or just refrain from sex. If they start telling men "NO" and get married before having sex, then they don't have to worry about getting pregnant.

Nevertheless, there is absolutely no justification for the murder of a child in the womb.