Thursday, July 20, 2006

A Right to Sex

It's interesting how when you think of it, the pro-abortion position is really about a right to sex.

That's why they talk about how "what we do in our bedroom isn't your business." Obviously, abortions aren't done in bedrooms. That's why they are not in favor only of abortions for women who had no choice (rape and incest).

They are trying to deny the biological reality that sex has consequences. The reality is that virtually everyone who has sex knows that pregnancy is a possibility. If they don't, the fault is with the antiabstinence programs the left are so fond of that send a message that sex is okay if you protect yourself.

The right to sex, despite being even more specious than the right to privacy, is the highest right there is. It is greater than a parent's right to control their child's education, greater than a partner's right to health, and greater even than the lives of the most vulnerable people in our society. It is more fundamental than any right to demonstrate, assemble, or speak freely. A woman's right to sex is greater than even her own right to life, health, or informed consent for surgeries.

So when people who are against abortion speak up, that's what they are up against.


Blogger John said...

The points you make here are spot on.

Cristina Page, in her recent book, "How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America", repeatedly claimed that the goal of the pro-life movement was not really to save babies, but to make people feel ashamed about having sex.

This was also a point she repeatedly made in a (largely disappointing) debate with Jennifer Roback-Morse on the topic of contraception a few months back on the IMAPP blog:

12:23 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I think Ann Coulter nailed it when she said "Abortion is about the right to have sex with men you aren't serious enough about to have children with". Or something to that effect.

7:11 AM  

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