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 of this right for a young child differs in practice from that of an adult, as a child’s conceptual faculty is not fully developed, i.e., a six-year-old does not have the right to choose to enter a sexual relationship, whereas an adult does.
- Doesn’t capitalism lead to the exploitation of women?
- What is abortion?
- Doesn’t a fetus have a right to be inside the body of the woman?
- Is abortion a right?
- Is abortion murder?
- What is the capitalist view on abortion?
- Do children have rights?
- Why does a child, or adult, have a right to life, and not a fetus?