Quotable: Only One Body

22 Jan

Mary Anne Warren, “The Moral Significance of Birth”:

There is room for only one person with full and equal rights inside a single human skin.

(A pdf of the essay is available here.)

3 Responses to “Quotable: Only One Body”

  1. Noanodyne January 24, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    Great quote.

    Giving the legal right to another person to use my blood supply, my kidneys, my liver, and my other organ systems against my will is absurd on the face. And that’s the only argument that needs be made.

  2. elkballet January 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    I want to write this on my t-shirt, amazing quote.

    Every right given to a fetus is 10 rights away from the woman.


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