Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rights or privileges

I was listening to NPR on the way home from work tonight, the topic was gay marriage, I really don't care one way or the other about that, just so churches are backed when they refuse to marry two men or two women against the faith of the church. Anyway, the gay man, yes, he was a gay man, was arguing some point or another and he made the statement that abortion was a 'legal right'. That got me thinking.

No, abortion is not a right, it is legal and it is a privilege. You can get an abortion, but someone has to pay for it. It struck me at that very moment that if you have to pay for something it is no longer a right, surely not an 'inalienable right endowed to us by our creator'.

For instance, one has the right to go from here to California, by walking. Every other mode of transportation is a privilege. We have a right to be secure in our person and property, if we can afford that property, we do not have the right to the property.

Too man people claim that they have the 'right' to one thing or another, it just is not so. People need to grow the heck up.

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