"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
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It’s not just that.
What about all the women who are raped? Incest? Teens who can’t take care of a baby? People who will DIE if they have a baby? Abortion is often the only answer to these problems.
And when people like this decide to have the baby, everyone prides them at first, “Oh, she’s pro-life! Good for her! We’ll support you!” but then when the baby comes? She doesn’t get support. Often what happens is she has the baby, and then is stigmatized for being a teen mom, or an unwed mother, and left to fend for herself.
Personally, i would say that, for me, in most situations, i would not abort a baby. i believe that it would be killing my child, and i could not do that. But i absolutely support the right of a woman to not bring a child into this world when that child will not be loved, or will live a life that is difficult.
When victims of rape have a baby, that’s a daily reminder of the rape. That’s not to say they don’t love the child, but that is like a constant trigger living with you, always, forever, that you can never get rid of. And if you give your baby up for adoption? You are then abandoning your own child! How shitty does that feel? Really shitty. Yea, they may get a better life. But they will never know their parent. And often times, foster care is abusive and neglectful, and adoption may not ever happen, especially if the child gets older than toddler age.
People tout pro-life, but i don’t think they really think about the life that child will have. People that abort USUALLY do it for a damn good reason, and who am i to say that their reasons aren’t good enough? i’m not them, i don’t know their life, and i don’t know what is going through their heads.
Q: Were you surprised that everyone reacted so strongly to Darren Criss? Because that Teenage Dream I think was number one on Youtube, and everyone is so excited about him.
Chris: Well I mean, I think it was so successful because it’s the first time you saw Kurt smile, personally, I mean, so you’re welcome Darren! [x]