The issue of abortion is complex, both sides offer valid arguments and the goal is to adhere to sensible thinking. The Supreme Court has ruled that the viability of a foetus is to start at 24 weeks and prior to that date, a woman has a right to decide what happens inside her body. Conservatives insist they oppose “the government” telling people how to run their lives, but when it comes to the abortion issue, they want “the government” to intrude strongly into the lives of people. A federal court struck down Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Judge Marsha Berzon ruled that “a woman has a constitutional right to choose to terminate her pregnancy before her foetus is viable.”
Abortion supporters continue to insist “the state” has a right to decide what constitutes a human life. It would make sense if those who oppose “the government” to adhere to their beliefs when it comes to the abortion issue.