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I think the most basic human right is having control of what you do to your own body. So I say to narrow-minded moralists, lawmakers, etc. seeking to restrict this right: “Hands off my body!” Steps a young woman takes to insure that her body does not give birth to an unwanted child are her business, not yours. Steps a sick suffering man takes to end his life with dignity are his business, not yours. (Note: from an ecological viewpoint we see "Some things have to die for others to live," and that "Our crowded planet needs fewer people, not more." Many value quality, not quantity, of life )

More Information About This Worldview Theme--note this table is under construction, last update: March 2023

a spade WV Theme...

...individual <---> nature

the theme is paired with: #44A Sanctity & Dignity of Life  to make Choice #42  in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:        is this theme new to version 4?--YES

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book  
Worldview Watch #71, posted 7/10/2022 July 4th in America, Freedom, and Offering the Supreme Court Help
Worldview Watch #57, posted 7/16/2018 Abortion and Winner Takes All at the Supreme Court?
Worldview Watch #9: And Man Made Life

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Bodily Integrity Abortion Rights Movement   Assisted Suicide
Birth Control   Family Planning   Population Growth
NARAL Pro-Choice America realizes death can foster new life--example: extinction event  prefers pro-choice name for movement

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#2A   The True Believer   #5B Vitalism #9A   Religious Fundamentalism  #9B  In God's Hands: Apocalypticism
#14A  Salvation & Moralistic God    #15   The Group Think Imperative #20B Authoritarian Follower   #34 Valuing Traditions and Status Quo   

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #44B: Hands Off My Body

The Ethics Site: Abortion, Euthanasia, Death Penalty, Bioethics  (award winning U. of Cal. at San Diego site)
Arguments in Favor of Abortion (from BBC News Ethics Guide)
The Pro Choice Argument by Tanya Luhrmann (in The Harvard Crimson Oct 25 1979)
Abortion: Every  Woman’s Right by Sharon Stone  (Nov 1 2013 article in The Socialist Worker)
The Battle Over Abortion Pills (report from The Economist March 4 2023)
How medication abortion works and what the end of Roe v. Wade could mean for it by Laurel Walmsley (from NPR May 13 2022)
With the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Alito’s draft opinion quotes a man who believed in witches (opinion from MSNBC, May 4 2022)
The End of Life--A Final Choice (article on assisted suicide from The Economist November 13 2021)
Abortion in Latin America (report from The Economist January  9 2021)
Abortion by Pill (report from The Economist Sept 19 2020)
The Texas Corona Virus Related Abortion Fight (analysis from CNN April 10 2020)
Abortion—From Backstreet to Mail-order  (article in The Economist March 7 2020)
Abortion: It's every Woman's Right to Choose by Patricia McCarthy (Irish perspective)
Malta and Abortion: The Last Taboo (article in The Economist July 27 2019)

America Will Lose More Than Abortion Rights If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned by Jill Filipovic (essay in Time June 28 2018)

"The Right to Die: What is Unbearable?" (report  from The Economist August 6 2016)
"Doctor Assisted Dying: The Right to Die" (opinion piece from The Economist June 27 2015)
"An Abortion Ban’s Bogus Arguments" (opinion piece from The New York Times May 14, 2015)
Choice Magazine (on the web magazine from Planned Parenthood)
"Assisted Suicide: Where to Go to Die" (article from The Economist July 19 2014)
"Elderly Suicides in South Korea: Poor Spirits" (article from The Economist December 7 2013)
The Hidden World of Assisted Suicide by Jason Kane (Nov 13 2012 review of PBS Frontline program on this topic) 
quotes from pro choice women and men

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.