Abortion

Abortion


All individuals are entitled to equal protection under the law. The question then is what constitutes individual life.  Roe v Wade was a very poorly written decision that danced around the issue without actually defining anything. At some point the supreme court will have to define life and settle the issue. At the point of conception the fetus has DNA that is unique to that individual. At this point it is a living individual entitled to protection under the law. There is already a large amount of precedence in various cases where DNA is used to positively uniquely identify an individual.


Elective abortion, therefore, is the taking of an individual life. In the case where the mother’s life is threatened by the pregnancy, she should keep the right to defend her life even at the expense of the unborn child. There is no other reason where terminating the life of that individual should be legal, and it should certainly not be taxpayer funded.