Body Art by Gesine Marwedel, Germain artist.
You know whats fucking scary? The fact that I could literally change my life at any moment. I could stop talking to everyone that makes me unhappy. I could kiss whoever i want. I could shave my head or get on a plane or take my own life. Nothing is stopping me. The entire world is in my hands, and I have no idea what to do with it.
messageisvoid said: Okay let me see. Unique genetic code, responds to stimuli, absorbs nutrients, grows, when reaches maturity can reproduce. Sorry but I have done my research and scientifically there is no apparent difference between you me and the fetus.
Also I WAS pro-choice until I took up learning about fetal development. To say that a fetus is not like you and I is a logical fallacy. Since WE ALL originate in the womb. What do we suddenly morph into a human at the twenty forth week? No we don’t. How come instead of helping the mothers who already have children you focus on abortion? Abortion is already legal. Many prolife people actually focus on helping the mothers who already have children yet I haven’t many pro-choicers doing the same.
Okay let me see. Relationships with other human beings. Thoughts. Feelings (which include things like anxiety, fear, hopelessness, many of which pregnant people feel when they’re forced through a pregnancy.) Sentience. Those are all things that you and I have. Does the fetus? Not so much. Also, I’d like to remind you that you and I are not using someone else’s organs to survive. A fetus is. If that’s not an extreme difference, I don’t know what is.
Fun fact! I know about fetal development, too! I’ve researched it extensively. I’m still pro-choice. Yes, we all originate in a pregnant person’s uterus. That doesn’t mean that a fetus has the right to someone else’s body. No one has this, born or unborn. I didn’t have the right to my mother’s organs when she was pregnant with me, neither did you.
This is a pro-choice blog. We support all choices here, whether they be parenthood, adoption or abortion. If someone comes to me with questions about any of the above, I will gladly answer. However, adoption and parenthood aren’t stigmatized nearly as much as abortion. We’re here to support those who need it, and disprove the bullshit claims pro-lifers like yourself are so good at making. I’m also going to let you in on a little secret: making pregnant people feel bad is not helping them.
Also I’d love it if you could actually cite your sources, rather than just make claims like “but I did research!” next time.
messageisvoid said: Bodily autonomy is the means that no one can force you to give up your body in favor of someone else. Oh no sorry a fetus isn't a HUMAN. No, that's impossible. It's just a THING. Totally not the exact same thing as you and I.
Well, a fetus inside a pregnant person is human. It is not, however, a person like you and I. If you can’t recognize the distinct differences between say, me and a fetus, then I suggest you do more research on the topic.
Bodily autonomy states that a person has control over who or what uses their body, for what, and for how long. This means that absolutely nothing, and no one has the right to use someone else’s body. Ever. By giving a fetus the right to the pregnant person’s body, you aren’t making the fetus and the pregnant person equals. You are elevating the fetus to a place above the pregnant person, while removing their rights entirely.
Again, if you can’t see how pregnancy and bodily autonomy intersect, then I need you to do some research and thinking on the topic.
Jessica, Syrah and I made posters for this event tomorrow:
If you’re in Halifax you should join!
"There is a concept called body autonomy. It’s generally considered a human right. Bodily autonomy means a person has control over who or what uses their body, for what, and for how long. It’s why you can’t be forced to donate blood, tissue, or organs. Even if you are dead. Even if you’d save or…
oh my GOD i cant wait to wear leggings and boots and scarves and sweaters and smell pumpkin and spice and have bonfires and scary movies on all the time i cant wait to not sweat when i step outside god fall cant come fast enough
I always wanted to believe that Arnold was talking about Helga in those first two lines. It’d sure make sense in the end anyway.
Every girl has that one other girl she thinks is so flawless, has the best personality, the best wardrobe, and is seriously the prettiest girl in the room. But have you ever realized that you may be that girl for somebody else?