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Pam Keith on Abortion

 

 


Defend women's right to choose what to do with her own body

I will resolutely defend a woman's right to choose what to do with her own body. The rights of citizenship do not simply vanish because a woman becomes pregnant; she does not become 1/2 of a citizen. She remains a citizen in full, and therefore fully and solely responsible for the choices that affect her and her body. There are those who believe that the rights of citizenship should extend to the unborn. But, there is no way to do that without simultaneously extinguishing those very rights for the women who bear them. In the balance, an abortion, like a miscarriage, has no immediate effect on society as a whole. It affects only the woman and her family. And while there are some who worry for the wellbeing of women who have abortions, they do not have the right to extend their concern into control of others.
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, PamKeithForSenate2016.com , Apr 1, 2015

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