Banning abortion is yet another method used by the patriarchy to control women. This is fact. Not opinion. Do some reading into the history of the procedure and who is trying to or actually has brought about bans now.
And I totally think the line about abortion being used by the patriarchy to control women is hogwash. A conspiracy theory. It's about saving babies lives, nothing more nothing less. Sure, women may not have the ability to do whatever they want (abort for gender reasons) but I say hooray for that. Some control is a good thing. *most* of the time women have the ability to control their own destiny in relation to this issue.
You say "feminist" like it is a bad thing VP
Just wanted to clarify I still think your a top bird Atropos, even though we have very different views in this one.
Vic - Believe it or not, we share very similar beliefs about abortion. Abortion except for medical reasons or in the case of rape upsets me. I wish women simply didn't abort except in the above cases, that they kept and loved the baby or adopted.
But that's not reality. Contraception fails, women may not have the financial means. She simply may not want a baby. However it upsets me that a healthy baby is aborted bc it's unwanted, what is worse? for her to abort, or abuse, neglect or resent the child?
I would never ever abort for non medical reasons (and I know you know I've had to do so for medical grounds and how much it killed me). But the only body I can control is my own.
Maybe if we had better social supports for single mothers women wouldn't abort as much? maybe if DV dropped women would abort less bc they are no longer in a violent unhealthy relationship? I'm just pondering but instead of trying to ban abortion we need to address WHY women abort?
You think it's hogwash, I know it's fact. Do some research. Seriously. It's not news that in most of the world women do not have the same rights as men. This is just one facet of that. You can have whatever stance on abortion that you want for yourself. Have ten abortions, have none. Your body, your call. I think every woman should have that right.
I agree, extreme blinkers are the worst. Which is why I would love it if you would do some reading on countries where abortion is illegal and see what the consequences have been. No one is asking you to support abortion, no one is saying you should have one. All anyone is saying is that we should all have the right to make choices for ourselves and not inflict our choices on to other people.
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