• "An embryo has no rights. Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn). Abortion is a moral right—which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?" -- AYN RAND

 1. Listen to the 7 Minute Argument for Abortion

The first thing I recommend you do to study this issue is to carefully listen to Dr. Peikoff’s audio recording on why abortion is pro-life.  Dr. Peikoff explains why pro-abortion is not primarily “pro-choice”; but pro-life. I would listen to this about 10 times, or so over several days, as there is so much information condensed into this brief lecture.

2. Read the essay Abortion Rights Are Pro-Life

The second thing I recommend is that they read the essays on the essay page. The essays on Abortion section has links to articles on the latest issues concerning abortion, including  and Supreme Court Should Protect the Right to Abortion in Current Partial-Birth Case.

3. Chew the ideas in the FAQ

The third thing I recommend is that they read through all of the questions and answers in the question and answer section.  You ask the questions — here are the answers in our Frequently Asked Questions about abortion section. Includes answers to questions such as What is the essential issue concerning abortion? and If a woman chooses to have sex…, and many more.