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Granting the Right to Choose
01/29/2003

I disagree with some of the assumptions that seem to underlie this column by David Boaz, but it's hard to argue that this wouldn't be a largely welcome statement from a politician:

Too many people these days think "choice" only refers to abortion. I'd like to hear a presidential candidate say, "I believe in a woman's right to choose. I believe in a woman's right to choose whether to have a child. I believe in a woman's right to choose any job someone will hire her for. I believe in a woman's right to choose to own a gun. I believe in a woman's right to choose the school she thinks is best for her child, public or private. I believe in a woman's right to choose what kinds of art she will spend her money on, even if she prefers Madonna or Randy Travis and Congress wants to give her money to Robert Mapplethorpe or Luciano Pavarotti. I believe in a woman's right to choose to drive a cab, even if she doesn't have a license. I believe in a woman's right to choose the employees she wants for her business, even if they don't fit some government quota. I believe in a woman's right to choose the drugs she prefers for recreation, whether she chooses Coors or cocaine. I believe in a woman's right to choose how to spend all of her hard-earned money, without giving half of it to the government.

I don't know about the "right to choose" cocaine, and I would add the right of an unborn girl to be allowed the opportunity to ever make a choice. Other than that, I agree with everything in the paragraph, including "a woman's right to choose whether to have a child." No breeding machines, they, women ought, without question, to be able to choose not to allow themselves to be inseminated.

(via Instapundit)

Posted by Justin Katz @ 11:50 AM EST