A child, like an adult, exists as a physically independent entity. A fetus cannot exist as a sovereign entity but requires a host to survive. A fetus’ so-called right to life boils down to the “right to remain in the womb”—and such a “right” is only possible by the violation of the actual right of the pregnant woman to her body. In contrast, observe that a child’s right to life does not contradict the rights of anyone else. The principle here is that any alleged “right” that by nature entails the violation of the rights of another is not a right. There is no such thing as “trading one’s rights for the rights of others.” Proper rights, i.e., rights that are objectively defined, are non-contradictory.
- 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?