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Ok. I get these Kucinich updates every day, and I don't share them… - The Life and Thoughts of Zach — LiveJournal
Dec. 13th, 2003
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December 15th, 2003 03:52 pm (UTC)
By my understanding "Fetal Rights" refers to the idea that the fetus is a legitimate person with all of the rights afforded as such. An abortion would be denying the unborn child his or her rights.
Libertarians are vigorously divided on this issue as each side places ultimate value on individual rights and freedoms. One side views the fetus as nothing more than the flesh of the mother (who has to right to do with as she pleases), while the other sees the fetus as a person (whose rights and freedoms must be protected). Not surprisingly, the LP avoids the issue, saying that the government should be involved in the question. :-(