"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.
Well, that’s not a fun fact, that is a disgustingly unethical action that happens to be legal… in the US.
*sigh* OK. Gonna take a shot at this. And I’m only responding to askbox messages that are completely spelled and punctuated properly. Otherwise, for the sake of my mental state, I’ll assume you really aren’t interested in respectful conversation.
"Bodily autonomy," or "bodily integrity" is not a legal concept in the US. Go look it up. It is, as fandomsandfeminism said, a “cultural notion.” Fandomsandfeminism happens to use examples of bodily autonomy that are legally protected, but the reasoning for those laws come from different concepts in Common Law (generally the Right to Privacy, which laws regarding child abuse trump), not the concept of bodily autonomy. What IS a legal - and ethical - concept is child abuse and neglect. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) defines child abuse thusly:
"Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation;" or "An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm." (source: childwelfare.gov)
So. Does the cultural notion of bodily autonomy extend to your child? And does it trump the federal definition of child abuse?
IF an unborn child is alive, abortion is denying that child food and shelter (the womb), resulting in death. Stay on topic here. Don’t go run off with a non-legal concept that has the same ethical status as tossing your kids out of your house in the snow fifty miles from civilization because you don’t want to expend your money and energy caring for them any more.
The real issue is at what point in their lifecycle does a human begin to have life. I say conception. You say… IDK, something else. And to be honest, I’d be very interested in your opinion of when life begins and the reasoning behind it.
A member of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition plays the bagpipes for an indifferent penguin, 1904.
#the greatest caption in the history of the world
Or, the first ever Edinburgh festival.
I am a history lawyer and can confirm this is the greatest caption in the history of the world.
what is sleep
Sleep is doge.
what is sleep
Sleep is doge.
Who’s driving the car?
The Spirit of Jazz and the Knowledge of Impending Racism
The ice bucket full of wine, clearly
I think they misinterpreted “don’t drink and drive”
i just found a library book in my room that was due october 18th help
Leave the book wrapped in brown paper on the library’s doorstep at midnight. Run away to the Andes. Never return.
Yes, I have, haven’t I? I’m not actually sure what to do with them, tbh. What do they eat? Do they have to be neutered? What about socialization? I don’t know anything about caring for your hateful anon, is there a book on it?