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Birth: Natureís Transfer
of Private Property Rights
Professor Grier is correct. An embryo has a long way to go before it
obtains individual rights. Individual rights philosophy is not based upon
biological development but upon SEPARATION of the natural symbiotic
relationship between mother and child.
All individual rights
are ultimately private property rights to oneís own mind and body. Private
property rights refer to socio-politico-economic rights. Two sets of
individual rights exist here: the motherís and the fetusí alleged rights.
The motherís private
property rights to her mind and body include her NON-SEPARATED cells, the
fetus. The embryoís alleged private property rights do not exist yet
because the embryo lives in a parasitic relationship, biologically. The
state cannot act as power of attorney for the embryo without violating Momís
So where does the fetusí
private property (individual) rights eventually come from? From Mom, during
birth; not from the state.
In summary, one could
view the cutting of the umbilical cord as Natureís involuntary private
property rights transfer from Mom to the child at viable birth. The
function of the state becomes: to protect the motherís private property
rights during pregnancy and the childís upon viable birth. As usual, timing
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