Norm Smith Medallist
- Apr 2, 2013
- AFL Club
If in certain situations the rights of the fetus>than the mother then should alcohol be banned for pregnant women? Drugs? Vigorous exercise? Pizza and takeaway?I recall stating that a woman's reproductive rights and the right of the fetus/child need to be balanced against one another. In that regard, I believe that a woman's reproductive right not to bear a child would trump the right of the fetus/child in the case of rape, but not necessarily in other situations. I'm respectfully not sure that there is a real conflict.
The mother's rights trump the fetus as the fetus is not viable without the mother. Only way to circumvent this is to give the fetus equal status with human life.