"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.
By denying or deliberately misunderstanding the point of bodily autonomy, a person is saying that a woman has fewer rights to her own body than a corpse.
okay but can we fucking talk about edamame for a second like frozen steam-in-bag edamame has changed my life i can literally pop that shit in the microwave and squeeze them into ramen or i can stirfry them with chicken and potatoes and carrots and put all that on rice for a super filling cheap dinner or i can just eat those bitches straight out of the pod. basically if you are hella poor like me but need veggies in your life buy edamame they're like 3 bags for 5 bucks at target. end psa
EDAMAME IS DELICIOUS AS FUCK
just wrote my letter of intent draft
how is it legal to write about yourself for this long
Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)
TODAY I FACE MY PROBLEMS HEAD ON.
I am going to get these residency applications DONE by the end of this week.
SUCK ON IT PHORCAS
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
that is some Assassin’s Creed shit right there
When my friends let me pick the music at a party (or Guile Theme goes with everything)