posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 03:41 PM
BH, I was proposing two incredibly stupid proposals to demonstrate that the right to privacy does not trump other laws. I believe that when a child
can live outside of the mother, they should definitely be considered alive. However, apparently making partial birth abortion, where the doctor
induces labor but turns the baby around (don't want momma to hear those cries) then crushes the baby's skull and sucks its brains out through a
tube, would suddenly take away any education rights of women, any rights to be in the workplace, any rights to be in politics, etc. In a country where
women can't murder with impunity, they cannot be free, huh?
Marg, you brought up an interesting point. If someone doesn't sell contraceptives because they believe it is wrong, they are violating a woman's
rights to privacy. What about the other person's rights?
I'm going to go on a limb and suggest that you don't support the death penalty. I don't know that you do or do not, and if you do, lemme know.
Would you be in support of, like jury duty, having execution duty where a citizen is required, by law, to throw the switch on the chair, inject the
criminal, or whatever? Should we remove the conscientious objector clause from military service? After all, someone who believes that contraception is
murder (I don't, but I recognize that others do) that is forced to issue it is participating in murder, in their mind. Same thing with nurses and
doctors that are required, by law, to participate in and perform abortions.
Where do individual rights end? I believe that abortion is not a medical condition, I believe it is one person hiring people to kill another person.
It appears to me that some people's beliefs need to be more respected than others by your logic, too. Who gets to choose? Who has more rights than
On the HIPPA issue, this has been determined to a degree. Apparently AIDS patients have more rights than doctors, paramedics and their families,
because an AIDS victim doesn't need to disclose their disease to the individual who is trying to save their life by working with the bodily fluids
that transmit the disease. Since there is such a high incubation time for the HIV virus, that also means that they will probably spread the disease
they get from some person whose life they saved to their families, killing them, too. To protect the rights of an AIDS victim from potential care
issues involved in taking precautions against a 100% fatal disease, you take away the rights of those in the life saving business.