- Jun 4, 2013
A baby is compromised of genetic material that isn't just hers. If a man and a woman are responsible enough to have sex together then they are equally culpable for any resulting consequences. Saying it's a woman's body completely absolves the male of his responsibility. Saying it's a woman's body is ensuring that a divisional line is placed between male and female from the start. A woman's body doesn't decide to abort, a healthy mother is not likely to just lose her baby randomly. There's a low probability and life is very adaptable.Everyone should have rights to their own body. I don't think it's for anyone to decide other than the woman if she wants to have the kid. At the end of the day, it's not really all that unnatural in a way. The woman's body often decides for itself whether to abort the offspring at any stage of the pregnancy. Very intricate cellular conditions have to be met because the woman's body is damn hostile to the offspring naturally.
Plus, for fuck sakes, a fetus isn't anything near a baby. Look at it this way, two hospitals are burning one with people and another with fetuses. I'm damn sure everyone here would save the people instead of the fetuses. You can do this thought experiment comparing a children's hospital to a retirement home, which you'll get different answers, but I'm damn sure people would save a retirement home versus a bunch of fetuses too. I think the fetuses would consistently lose here.
The potential for life is everywhere. Is jerking off murder? Is the morning after pill murder? This gets too ridiculous, really. Everyone should have ultimate authority over his/her body. The state shouldn't come in and order any woman to birth a child. This shit just gets ridiculous.
Your thought experiment is absolutely rubbish, it works from the presupposition that there is a dichotomous choice that people are required to make, context be damned. What about a hospital full of Nazi's and another with foetuses? We're empathetic to someone who is closest to us, that's basic psychology. If there is boat full of Mexicans and a boat full of Asians and you're forced to make a decision in a retarded and irrelevant thought experiment, you're going to choose the boat full of Mexicans. That doesn't mean that the Mexicans are intrinsically more human than the Asians.
Jerking off isn't murder because an egg hasn't been fertilised, a morning after pill prevents or delays ovulation. It doesn't get ridiculous, you just clearly don't understand the issue, and it's about the babies body. Yes the state absolutely should intervene to prevent murder.