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Politically speaking, abortion is an issue that involves competing rights. On the one hand, you have the mother's right not to be pregnant. On the other hand, you have the baby's right not to be killed. The question that must be answered is this. Which right is more fundamental? Which right has a greater claim? Abortion advocates argue that outlawing abortion would, in essence, elevate the rights of the unborn over and above those of the mother. "How can you make a fetus more important than a grown woman?", they might ask. In reality, outlawing abortion wouldn't be giving unborn children more rights, it would simply gain for them the one most fundamental right that no one can live without, the right to life.

The mother's right not to be pregnant v. the baby's right not to be killed.

Ugly. Mother v. Baby.

Mother? What about women who don't want to be mothers? What about women who want full and comprehensive health care, comprehensive health care which includes contraception and abortion, as well as access to adequate prenatal care and nutrition?

And, Baby? Sorry, babies are born and breathing. I refer you to Genesis 2:7:

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Zygote (embryo, fetus) v. woman whose health or life would be endangered by pregnancy. We have laws in place that protect the rights of the so-called baby when the ability to survive outside of the womb comes to be.

Women always come last in the right's peculiar hierarchy of values. The zygote, embryo, fetus above all else, erm, except for the male of the species, of course. If a zygote/embryo/fetus is inconvenient to a male, bye bye ZEF. But, women?

Ah heck, women are just breeding animals.

The right to not be killed supersedes the right to not be pregnant. (See above link.)

Then, there's the matter of marriage equality:

The Left’s Evolving Hierarchy of Rights  Apr. 3, 2014 10:00am
Grove City is a little burg about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ... and it has a little Christian liberal arts college, Grove City College, home to The Center for Vision & Values, a little organization that worries about "The Left's Evolving Hierarchy of Rights", and Pennsylvania U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey have nominated a guy named David J. Porter, a Tea Party lawyer to serve as judge on the Western Pennsylvania District Court in Pittsburgh. Porter is a contributor to the right-wing Center for Vision and Values (CVV) at Grove City College where he also serves a trustee. The Center for Vision and Values (CVV) has upcoming a conference featuring Rick Santorum; anti-gay firebrand Michael Geer (gay relationships are a “tragedy” and like incest); right-wing radio host Michael Medved and Randall Wenger (attorney for anti-gay and pro-creationism law suits).

If you truly care about values...

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  •  It's Not a Baby Until Its Drivers, Voters and Pres (6+ / 0-)

    -idential eligibility clock starts ticking. Which is AT BIRTH as you said.

    It's not just a good scripture --It's the DMV.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 11:22:39 AM PDT

  •  The key thing is (2+ / 0-)
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    No one is forced to give parts of their bodies, for 9 months, to a born person, to the point of maiming or death.

    So, why should a girl/women be forced to do so for the unborn?  That's the bottom line.

    It has to do with the right to not have to give yourself for another, to not be forced to give up parts of your body for another, to die for another, by law.

    To be forced to is slavery of the worst kind, the stuff of nightmares and horror stories.

    Women create the entire labor force.
    Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

    by splashy on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 01:25:51 PM PDT

  •  It is like gun rights (0+ / 0-)

    When does your right to own and carry a gun supersede my right to live without the very real threat that someone with a gun will take my life ? As for abortion I would guess that with proper education we could eliminate 99% of them. However the people who are against abortion are far to often also against the # 1 way to prevent them birth control. So the need for an abortion can be prevented by using birth control just like the odds can be vastly improve of someone being killed with a gun  by gun control. The problem is getting rid of all the nuts standing in the way on both of these issues!    

    Dogs and Philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards (Diogenes)

    by Out There on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 02:14:44 PM PDT

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