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    How Is Abortion a Right?

    It's not even in the bill of rights, so how can it be a right?
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    Is birth in the bill of rights or is it the prerogative of two people of opposite gender to create it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beevee View Post
    Is birth in the bill of rights or is it the prerogative of two people of opposite gender to create it?
    You tell me.
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    A right? I don't know. A lot of things are specifically mentioned as rights in the bill of rights. Is it your right to use a table saw? To wear a watch? To get plastic surgery?

    I do know it has been deemed legal by the supreme court.

    Frankly I don't love abortion debates though. Emotion often clouds rational dialogue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    I don't know.
    Noted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    A right? I don't know. A lot of things are specifically mentioned as rights in the bill of rights. Is it your right to use a table saw? To wear a watch? To get plastic surgery?

    I do know it has been deemed legal by the supreme court.

    Frankly I don't love abortion debates though. Emotion often clouds rational dialogue.

    Legal positivism isn't rational.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Noted.
    That's pretty dishonest of you to exclude the rest of my post.

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    Ethereal wrote:
    It's not even in the bill of rights, so how can it be a right?
    It's called the right to privacy, my friend. The Supreme Court has long since determined privacy to be an implied constitutional right. I would also go further and suggest that it SHOULD be considered a protected right under the equal protection clause as well.
    Last edited by IMPress Polly; 10-12-2017 at 12:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    That's pretty dishonest of you to exclude the rest of my post.
    I don't see why. The rest of your post does not change the fact that you do not know why abortion is a right, does it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPress Polly View Post
    It's called the right to privacy, my friend. The Supreme Court has long since determined privacy to be an implied constitutional right. I would also go further and suggest that it SHOULD be considered a protected right under the equal protection clause as well.
    Ah, so it's implied. Noted.
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