Time I renewed my Amnesty membership, I think - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal
|| Time I renewed my Amnesty membership, I think
||Aug. 21st, 2007 04:35 pm|
AFAICT, the whole debate can be condensed down to whether or not an entity's right to not be killed outweighs another entity's right to decide how to use their own body. I don't think that it's possible to make an absolute declaration that one right is more important than the other, because there are other very basic rights (such as the right to primary education and the right to basic healthcare) which are dependant upon someone giving the use of their body (by teaching or practicing medicine) to help someone else.
I think that the practical option is to do more to minimise the risk to women of unplanned conception and to remove the economic and social reasons that often make carrying to term impossible.