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  •  Correct (none)
    It is part of the privacy right.

    The SCOTUS is Extraordinary.

    by Armando on Tue Oct 18, 2005 at 10:28:48 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks (none)
      Though I must say I'm baffled that it would be considered so. To me, it seems much more logical, given the context of liberal philosophy and natural rights theory that much of our conception of rights decends from, places bodily autonomy as one of the most fundamental rights, and if I recall correctly, places it as far more fundamental than the right to privacy which is conventionally considered to grow out of the right to bodily autonomy rather than the reverse.

      Of course, my memory on this may be totally off...

      •  Semantics (none)
        Indeed, as Dump Terry McCauliffe points out, the discussion now uses the "liberty interest" phrase as a doppelganger for privscy rights.

        The SCOTUS is Extraordinary.

        by Armando on Tue Oct 18, 2005 at 10:37:45 PM PDT

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      •  Logic it seems, doesn't (none)
        really have a place in this argument, especially if you are a right wingnut.  They throw logic out the window, there is no place for it in their arguments.

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