From the fingers of a white disabled, librafeminine/demigirl. Ace, aro, asensual, autochoriserotic and androaesthetic. Interested in civil and non-sexual partnerships (sorry, no inclination to fulfill any of the assigned female biological functions, here), still open relationships are definitely a possibility.
I think it has finally come to detail why I'M ProChoice. The following is a post in full I made quite some time ago in a group on that social media that we all know as FaceBook. :D ;
I think I should tell you some of the
reasons why I am Pro-Choice, and, hopefully answering at least some of
your questions, at the same time...?
1. I believe a woman has the
right to self-defence in ALL circumstances which includes pregnancy. In
order to make a moral or legal argument against abortion, one would
have to make an argument against self-defense.
2. I believe a woman
has the right to bodily integrity. She has the right to say who shares
her organs just as anyone else does, even in the cases that the organ
recipient (such as a fetus) may die, or the organ donor is "culpable"
(such as in sex) for putting them there. Again, if one were to make a
moral or legal argument against this, one would have to make the same
kind of argument against all such rights.
3. I believe a woman has
the right to informed consent, again, just like anyone else. She has
the right to consent to abortion just as much as she has the right to
consent to pregnancy, IF she is informed. There is a definite dearth in
the latter when compared to the former. Further to this topic are the
A. I believe a woman has the right to situational
consent, as per anyone else. She consents to the sharing of ONE
organ to one person, not consent to use another organ by that
individual, nor consent to sharing that use with a different
B. I believe a woman has the right to continued
consent. She may revoke consent to sharing of any organs (at any
time with anyone who is born, up until the removal of the organ
from her body, again, the consequences are similar to the ones I
posted in the second reasoning. And, as in the case of rape,
anyone who consents to sex may revoke that consent at any time,
whereupon it becomes rape.
C. I believe that the rate of
pregnancy occurring from sex is so minimal as to eliminate this
consent, anways. Otherwise, one would consent to death once one
was pregnant since that is far more likely than the former.
believe in a woman's right to medical privacy. Otherwise, interference
in other medically private decisions should be no problem. Based on the
idea that there would be fewer moral controversies surrounding these
other types of interference.
5. I believe that all other women's
rights will be stripped from them, as well, if they are not legally or
morally allowed to make these decisions. Their right to equal pay,
equal work, equal status in the work environment, etc.
6. I believe
that death is NOT a punishment. Which is part of the reason why I'm
anti-death penalty, too.
7. I believe that the fetus has NO
interests. And the person most relevant to the situation (i.e. the
woman) should have the ability to make the decision. Just as, in the
case of children or those on life support, the parents or guardians make
the decisions based on the ability to do so.
8. I believe that
continued gestation against the womens wishes, in ANY manner, perverts
the act of childbirth into an act of obligation and the child into a
9. And, finally, I believe that making pregnancy
the only choice legally or morally, will increase women's mortality
rates and the levels of abortion. I don't have to look any further than
countries where abortion is an illegal practice to realize the latter
since comprehensive sex ed is not a part of their regular curriculum,
contraceptives are virtually non-existent, etc, AND since there are now
studies that compare the numbers of abortions in those countries with
those where it is legalized and find the numbers reduced (remembering
that not everyone will report whether they had an abortion when it is
illegal. Strikingly similar to prohibition and the way even MADD
approaches the subject).