Is abortion murder?

Murder is the taking of the life of another human being through the initiation of physical force. Abortion is not murder because a fetus is not an actual human being—it is a potential human being, i.e., it is a part of the woman. The concept murder only applies to the...

What is the capitalist view on abortion?

Under capitalism (a social system based on the principle of individual rights) abortion is an inalienable right. Anyone who advocates the outlawing of abortion (especially in the first few months of pregnancy) — is an enemy of individual rights in principle, and thus...

Do children have rights?

Children, unlike fetuses, do possess individual rights. A newborn child, unlike a fetus, is a physically separate entity. A child is an actual human being, with a capability to reason, and thus a child has the same right to life as an adult. However, the application...

What is abortion?

Abortion is the termination of pregnancy by the induced removal of an embryo or fetus (that is incapable of survival outside the body of the woman) which results in the death of the embryo/fetus. The essential political question concerning abortion is: does the fetus...