Andrew Napolitano's View On Abortion

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The definition of consent is to give permission to allow something to happen or an agreement to do something. Who has the right to give that consent is an issue that continues to happen, even over the case of abortion. Across the country today, there are millions of babies being aborted each year that were conceived from rape, incest, and unprotected sexual intercourse. It was the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case, that the court decided the right to privacy under the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment extends to a woman’s decision to have an abortion. The court’s ruling to this day has been one of the most controversial decisions made by the Supreme Court. It has created a national debate amongst many issues, such as whether or not abortion …show more content…
The church believes that taking the life of a born or unborn human being is morally wrong, and because it is also against the fifth commandment: You shall not kill. They also believe that rape, incest, and health issues are no reason to have an abortion, which are the views of Andrew Napolitano. In the article “Abortion is Immoral, Even in the Case of Rape or Incest”, Napolitano stresses his belief that rape is not a moral justification for abortion, and that the legality of the medical procedure has led to a massive man slaughter. Napolitano argues, “Rape is among the more horrific violations of human dignity imaginable. But it is a crime committed by the male, not the female—and certainly not by the child it might produce. When rape results in pregnancy, the baby has the same right to life as any child born by mutually loving parents”. While Napolitano’s claims on rape being a horrific event and the crime not being committed by the baby are true, the child could end up in an unhealthy family environment from being the result of a rape or

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