Abortion : reconsidering personal responsibility and political responsibility
The issue of abortion is a “hot button” issue. The masses see it as a war between “family values” and personal choice, between murder, female emancipation, convenience, amidst complaints that “they should just use condoms !”.
When considered through the framework of rights, the issue is less ambiguous. It is obvious that the mother has an inalienable right to her body. However, that right becomes questionable when the foetus reaches the capacity to live independently of the mother, at which point we are simply opposing the right of the mother to her …