If the Constitution’s invisible right to privacy…

July 19th, 2007

…protects a woman’s “right” to an abortion because it’s “her” body, cialis buy buy why doesn’t it protect a prostitute’s right to rent her body for sex?

Or my right to sell my kidney?

Or my right to end my own life?

Seems like an amazingly narrow invisible right to me.

This post inspired by a post at The World According to Nick.

Entry Filed under: Philosophy

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chris  |  July 19th, 2007 at 9:41 am

    It is funny how they do pick and choose which rights matter.

  • 2. Nick  |  July 19th, 2007 at 10:04 am

    So as long as you’re talking philosophically…

    If the Supreme Court allowed you to do all those other things, would you be on board with abortion?

  • 3. Wendy  |  July 19th, 2007 at 10:09 am

    For me, Nick, I wouldn’t be on board because I think abortion infringes on another human’s rights.

  • 4. Administrator  |  July 19th, 2007 at 10:13 am

    What Wendy said.

    My problem with abortion is that our current approach treats a genetically-unique individual as if it were just a disposable part of its mother’s body.

    (Also, I actually think all the things I mentioned should be left up to the individual. I just think it’s funny that none of them are protected by the Constitution, but abortion is.)

  • 5. Nick  |  July 19th, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Don’t get me wrong… I’m of the same opinion as you Wendy. My issue is with the argument of “why can I do this (which I don’t want to do anyway) when I can’t do this or that (which i do want to do).”

    That opens yourself up to the debate of… ok… we’ll let you do those other things then… when in reality you just don’t want to be able to do the other thing.

    I have no idea if that makes any sense to the rest of you, but it does to me, and thats all that counts. ;)

  • 6. sheldn  |  July 24th, 2007 at 7:13 am

    Why is this a right that so many will fight to the death to defend in one sentence and then say “it’s not something I could do.” in the next sentence?

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