"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.
Actually no. You see, the thing is that abortion takes away body autonomy from fetuses. You said it yourself, even the dead get body autonomy, are you telling me that living beings should have them taken away because of age?
Body autonomy is important, its a concept but its important. You cannot infringe on anyone’s body autonomy, that includes fetuses. Don’t try am impose a double standard on the unborn now.
It’s funny, you people talk about the unborn like they’re not people. Last time I checked, a human fetus is human, imagine that! A dog fetus is a dog, a cat fetus is a cat. ((If you really want to say that a fetus isn’t a human life because of either age, capability, or size, then let me tell you now, you cannot determine the value of ones life by any of those, unless you find it okay to kill children, the disabled, or short people.)) it’s in their DNA. They’re human, developing just as we do. We are simply a fetus that has developed/grown all of his/her systems to become another stage of being human.
So, to save your body autonomy, you kill another life, completely snatching away all of its own rights and autonomy. It’s funny how hypocritical you people can be, and how you can take a concept and only apply it to yourselves.
I think we need to go back over bodily autonomy again.
Look at my hypothetical about the blood transfusion again. My sister in that hypothetical OBVIOUSLY has bodily autonomy. CLEARLY she does. But her need does not supersede MY ability to CHOOSE what happens to my body.
Not harvesting a LIFE SAVING organ from a corpse of a person who didn’t agree to be an organ donor could mean that someone DIES for not getting that organ. That sick person still has bodily autonomy, but their need does not supersede bodily autonomy for anyone else.
Sometimes exercising the right to bodily autonomy comes at the expense of another person who is dependent on your body for some reason. That isn’t a hypocrisy, it’s an understand of what that concept fully entails.
Like, I’m not going to have the “is a fetus a person” argument. It’s fruitless, it’s silly, and it doesn’t matter. My concern isn’t about personhood, because NO OTHER PERSON, regardless of their age, gets to supersede MY bodily autonomy against my will, even if their life depends on it.