Our local Arizona opinion writer E.J. Montini made the following observation: “Should women control their bodies or should the state? That’s it. That’s all there is to it.”
No E. J., that’s not all there is to it. No matter how much control a woman has over her body, she cannot kill another person. Therefore, the main question should be, when does a person exist?
At that point the government has a duty to protect that life. I am not personally one who believes that a person exists at conception, but no one can doubt that there is a person in the third trimester of a pregnancy, and probably even sooner.
The subject of when life begins should be the focus of the debate, not “a woman’s right to control her body.”