Skip to comments.Abortion: Ayn Rand Lexicon
Posted on 04/15/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
An embryo has no rights. Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn).
Abortion is a moral rightwhich should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?
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Since she saw the spread of communism first hand, she had a good handle on what was wrong. She wasn’t always good with solutions.
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The burden of the decision to abort would never fall solely on her: it falls on the baby and on the father of the baby also.