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Mike Hamm, thanks for responding. I suppose I will just ask if you believe that a human’s “right to do what they want with their body” is absolute? Because I think the average person would say, no, it isn’t: I don’t have a right to punch my friend in the face just because I want to do that with my body. Bodily rights are not absolute —we do not have the right to make violent choices with our bodies, such as raping or punching or stabbing, because they harm other human beings. We have the moral right to make all *nonviolent* choices with our bodies, and all “successful” abortions are, scientifically speaking, the killing of a distinct, unique, unrepeatable human being. As such, abortion is qualitatively off the table for “doing what we want with our bodies.”

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