...sensitive to this, having just gotten home from the hospital with baby #2 in tow; but just because one human life is a burden or inconvenience or seems small and insignificant to another human life doesn't give the latter the 'liberty' to snuff out the former.
What if 90% of society agreed with the Australian bioethicists that 'fourth trimester abortions' are legitimate, since in their estimation the newborns aren't developed enough to count as humans. Would that make it right? Natural law, or rights endowed by the Creator, is not subject to the whims or ideologies of other people; it is transcendent. Of course, you or others might say 'how dare you subject me to your religious/philosophical belief in natural law'. But our Declaration makes it clear our nation was founded on this religious/philosophical idea of transcendent rights from our Creator.