Abortion vs Right Wing Ideology...

by undercover 2 Replies latest jw friends

  • BurnTheShips
    BurnTheShips
    As I understand it, people on the right like the Republican party because they like the idea of less government, less taxes...(which is an okay concept to me).

    "Less government" means less government interference in areas that the government has no business being in. However, it is the government's legitimate function to protect the rights of the innocent citizens that it represents. It is the government's legitimate function to prevent one person from directly harming another. Less government, does not mean that the government should not be involved in preventing the infringement of the basic rights, the right to life being the most basic of all.

    But if they're against abortions because of some moral high ground, then they're in favor of more government to police everyone into accepting their morality, the exact opposite of what they want the Republican party to stand for.

    Pro-life politics is basically not about the enforcement of morality, it is about the defense of human rights.

    BTS

  • inkling
    inkling
    Pro-life politics is basically not about the enforcement of morality, it is about the defense of human rights.

    Yeah, if someone truly believes that abortion is murder, government enforcement is the only thing that makes sense.

    [inkling]

  • BurnTheShips
    BurnTheShips
    If it is about human rights, then why is the God argument so prevelant.

    Because most religious believers argue their case in religious terms? There are many cogent arguments from a nonreligious perspective.

    When you see protestors picketing a clinic their signs invariably mention God hating murder and abortion is a sin, but very little about abortion being a human rights violation.

    Religious people say that murder, theft, and rape are sins also. The government should not legislate sins, but it should enforce the right to life, and liberty, as well as property rights (and from some perspectives, it is ALL property rights. You own yourself).

    Murder, theft, and rape are violations of these rights, whether or not they are sins from the Christian perspective The government has a legitimate function in protecting these rights.

    BTS

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