[image description: x-ray-like illustration of a pregnant person, the image cropped to only show them from the neck down, with the skeleton of a fetus close to birth visible inside them. Text on the image reads “Is it really just your body?”]
"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.
Just keep on thinking that abortion is okay. Just because you want to fuck without consequences.
And here’s the truth of it: You aren’t concerned with protecting a life.
You are only interested in punishing people for having consensual sex that isn’t driven by a need to procreate. The idea that people could just want to have consensual sex with each other and NOT become parents is something that you take PERSONAL OFFENSE to.
This is a sentiment DRIVEN by a desire to control and restrict people’s ability to have consensual sexual relationships without a specific intention to procreate, and that is gross, invasive, and weird.
Shit has basically hit the fan, and I can’t get myself out of this house currently to stay with anyone because my mother has essentially taken the car away from me (the deed is under her name), and she has told me that if I take the car anywhere except for work she will report it stolen which will basically get me arrested.
I have a job, and it pays okay considering I’m a waitress, but I desperately need to come up with more money to be able to afford a down payment for a car so I can be completely and utterly independent and leave my abusive family once and for all.
All in all, I need to have about $2500, and I currently have about $450.
I don’t have much to offer in the way of skills other than being able to edit any papers/essays you have written, or helping one out with Chinese homework, but I do need some financial help. I have a button on my page (hover over my selfie for it), my Paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org or have a link here.