Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I've Never Heard It Expressed Like This

From a comment to this post:

fully believe that a woman has the right to do with her own body what she will. I may not approve of all of those choices, and I think that many of them will make her unhappy, but I support that right as fundamental.

Likewise, I believe, quite firmly, that no one - man or woman - has a right to dictate to an unborn child what shall happen to its body. If there is no other body involved, the woman is not pregnant.

If there is no other life involved, she was never pregnant or has miscarried. The sole purpose of abortion is to end a human life.

"Understanding the complexities of life, birth, and death" does not give you a right to abort, nor give anyone a sanction to end the life of a child, no more than your poetic sensibilities would justify any other violent crime. A rapist does not "understand the complexities of sex, consent, and love"; he is hell-bent on abusing another person's body for his own sexual gratification.

Last time I checked, pro-choice advocates admit that the reason they support abortion rights is because sex is more fun when you don't have to worry about pregnancy. The parallels between the ideology of abortion and sexual assault are stunning. With abortion, it is merely that the object of gratification differs from the victim.

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