fun fact: Michael Cera asked Rihanna if he could slap her ass for real and she said “you can slap my ass for real if I can slap you in the face for real” and he was like alright. and they did the take like 3 times and Michael was like “you’re not hitting me hard enough do it for real” and then she slapped the fuck out of him and threw off his equilibrium so much he had to go lay down in his trailer for like half an hour lmao and that’s the take they used in the movie with no added sound effects
do you ever just watch the first episode of your favorite show again and look at how plain and simple everyone is before character development sets in and terrible shit starts happening to everyone
"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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I agree with this completely. It just gets hazy for me when a woman has an abortion at, say, 8 months of pregnancy. Should there be a gestational “cut off” for abortion…? Has it been undeniably proven when a fetus can feel pain? That is my only qualm, but I am most certainly pro-choice with this above as my reason (even though I was raised Catholic).
1) Whether or not the fetus can feel pain doesn’t matter. The ability to feel pain does not qualify a person to supersede another’s bodily autonomy. (Refer to the examples given in my first rely)
2) At 8 months, nearly all fetuses are viable outside the womb. At that point, a cesarian would be the likely course if the pregnancy needed to be ended early. (I was born at 8 months without it being induced or a cesarian. I was just ready to pop on out.)
Also, banning late-term abortions is just basically wishing death on people with health complications. Like, people who don’t want to carry out a pregnancy aren’t just sitting around on their hands for 6 months before they get around to an abortion. Abortions that are performed later in the pregnancy (after about 10 weeks are so) are normally done for MEDICAL reasons by people who WANTED to carry the pregnancy to term. The health of the pregnant individual is at risk, and terminating the pregnancy is the safest course of action.