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By Jennifer Hartline, a senior contributor, The Stream, January 26, 2020

Abortion advocates vary in their willingness to acknowledge that the child in the womb is indeed a human being, and that abortion does, in fact, kill an innocent human being. Most refuse to even go there in a debate or conversation. Those are dangerous waters to tread for someone who wants the killing to remain legal, without any restriction whatsoever.

Instead, they will plant themselves firmly on the mount of women’s rights. A woman has a right not to be pregnant if she doesn’t want to be pregnant, and that settles it, they will say. End of discussion. No woman should be “forced” to offer her body as an “incubator” if she doesn’t wish to. Therefore, if a woman becomes pregnant, she ought to have every “right” to terminate the growing child now occupying her body.

The desires of the stronger outweigh the needs of the weaker. Abortion advocates would not put it that way, but that’s what it comes down to. Two people whose interests’ conflict. The one with no power loses. Since no decent or fair-minded person would think that was just or right, we cloak that reality in a plethora of euphemisms while robbing the unborn person of humanity at the same time.   ….

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