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ByLine with Brian Lilley
Brian interviews Joyce Arthur on the opening of the abortion debate in Parliament.
Brian interrupts her immediately to correct the fact that she does not speak for all women. He asks several times if the pro-choice side is afraid of losing the debate if the science enters into the equation.
Arthur stresses that giving the fetus rights means taking rights away from women. But those rights are not equal. "If you give a fetus rights, you have to take away rights from the woman", Arthur states.
If she is going to discuss rights, then they should be equal rights. Taking away the right to life of the fetus is not equal to taking away a woman's right to end her pregnancy. A woman does not lose her life if she carries through a pregnancy; however the fetus dies in every single abortion.