Originally Posted by Angela
No? When one person or a group holds dominion over a human being's body, merely because they claim it, that's not slavery?
(Just to keep my logical OCD in check, it's not slavery equals ban abortion, it's slavery includes ban abortion. )
To me slavery is forcing someone to do something. It's not banning someone from doing something.
For example for me, stuff that is a form of slavery:
Taxation, draft, forcing kids to go to school until a certain age.
Stuff I don't consider slavery when those items are banned (yet I still believe these things should be legal):
- All drugs
- All types of living arrangement
- selling your organs
- Doing what you want outside of the U.S. instead of being restricted because you're a U.S. citizen
- Visiting the countries you want to visit regardless of the U.S. relation with them.
I haven't really thought of what exactly equals slavery or not until just now. It just strikes me as odd to claim banning abortion is slavery because someone else is forbidding you to do what you want with your body. That's like me saying that it's slavery for me not to be allowed to sell my kidney organs. Yeah, I think it should be allowed (freedom n all), but that doesn't mean it's slavery for the government to ban me from selling my organs.
I'd rather individual states be the one to choose whether to allow people to sell their own body organs then the federal government. Because right now, the federal government bans it and I have much greater chance of having at least one state allow organ selling if it's up to the state to choose. Not that I'm currently or in the past have been interested in selling my organs, but I believe in freedom over your body as you wish.