Choice, rights, and consensus
[Today’s post is part of the national “Ask Them What They Mean by ‘Choice’ Day,” a response to NARAL’s “Blog for Choice” event.]
|“Now that I’m safe, I’m pro-choice”|
It’s an appealing position, because there are many issues where a “choice” approach is completely appropriate. Take religion, for example. There is a huge diversity of opinion on religious matters, beginning with the basic question of whether or not a deity or deities exist, and continuing down to the tiniest doctrinal detail. Many communities and nations have tried to force a consensus, with disastrous results. A religious consensus is extremely unlikely, if not impossible. Therefore, the founders of the United States wisely took a pro-choice stance on religion in the First Amendment.
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