Ayn Rand on Abortion
Abortion is a moral right--which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?
The question of abortion involves much more than the termination of a pregnancy: it is a question of the entire life of the parents. Parenthood is an enormous responsibility; it is an impossible responsibility for young people who are ambitious and struggling, but poor; particularly if they are intelligent and conscientious enough not to abandon their child on a doorstep nor to surrender it to adoption.
By what right does anyone claim the power to dispose of the lives of others and to dictate their personal choices?
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