right to choose


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right to choose

n.
The right to terminate a pregnancy by abortion.
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"If all those who love one another were to marry," said Don Quixote, "it would deprive parents of the right to choose, and marry their children to the proper person and at the proper time; and if it was left to daughters to choose husbands as they pleased, one would be for choosing her father's servant, and another, some one she has seen passing in the street and fancies gallant and dashing, though he may be a drunken bully; for love and fancy easily blind the eyes of the judgment, so much wanted in choosing one's way of life; and the matrimonial choice is very liable to error, and it needs great caution and the special favour of heaven to make it a good one.
"Remember this, Princess, I hold to the principle that a maiden has a full right to choose. I give you freedom.
"You are quite right to choose this way of coming to the Chase," he said at last, looking down at Hetty; "it is so much prettier as well as shorter than coming by either of the lodges."
The dog's worked hard, and maybe he's earned a soft berth an' has got a right to choose. Anyway, we'll leave it up to him.
He is right to choose a missionary's career--I see it now."
I have always admired the Ukrainians for their resolve to defend the independence of their country and right to choose the European path for their state.
People should not confuse being stubborn with the only thing that our elderly have got and that is independence and the right to choose what they have in their own home.
Summary: Employees also have the right to choose what type of contract they sign
Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to a series of legislative actions from states across the country intended to hinder a womans right to choose.
"The right to choose an elected government, as opposed to being governed by a handpicked nominee of the central government, is the hallmark of the sort of democracy you are tweeting about.
The SSS members who are the rightful owners of the fund should be given the right to choose its officers.
I don't wear the niqab but I will defend everyone's right to choose to wear it.