"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.
But we can force the baby to give up his/her bodily autonomy permanently?
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.
If you accept bodily autonomy as a sacred right then that is the full deal.
Reason why I hate cats. They’re so scary.
THE BABY SMACKED THE CAT WHY ARE YOU BLAMING THE ANIMAL
All the fucking time. People have their pets euthanized because they did something to their kid who fucking hit them or pulled on their tail or got in their face or something. Here’s a better idea: WATCH YOUR FUCKING KID WHEN THEY’RE AROUND ANIMALS. Okay thanks.
But this? Well, that’s how kids learn, isn’t it?
they do bad shit, they get bad shit happening right back.
I’ll bet that little brat won’t touch the cat again right?
and OP is a fucking prick for trying to blame the cat for defending itself when the kid SMACKED THE CAT IN THE HEAD.
That shit HURTS for a little cat. I’d lash back too.
You know what’s the worst? In the video of this, the mother filming this was encouraging and telling the kid to smack the cat.
She tells her little kid to hit the cat, so it lashes out.
And that makes it like fifty times worse.
mother shouldn’t be allowed to have a cat, or a kid. i mean her kid is clearly crying, and the cat’s upset even before he was hit, and tbqh if a mom thinks that’s okay im p sure she doesn’t know what she’s doing and she’s trying to corrupt her child.
I normally don’t reblog Tumblr soapboxes but this is legit