Originally Posted by James81
Of course. And trust me, if someone came alone and injected it into your uterus with a turkey baster, I could see your point.
So, if I willingly (and perhaps you'd even say, 'stupidly') entered into a sexual union and unwittingly became pregnant, the fetus would have more rights and I would have less than if I became pregnant through no action of my own?
I just don't get this kind of logic other than to say; "You should know better than to have sex...therefore, take the consequences that your reckless behavior serves up."
This does amount to women being punished for choosing to have sex in my books.
AS I said in an earlier post, as humans, our sexual urges are such that we're likely never going to achieve perfect control over our reproduction.....evidence of abortion can be seen in the earliest records of human existence...in fact it is only modern humans who has 'demonized' women for attempting to take control of their reproductive systems.
What I think is awesome is the number of websites cropping up that educate women as to such things as natural birth control and natural early abortion. These are methods that have been kept relatively secret throughout the ages and are now becoming more mainstream due to the incredible ability of the internet to share information. Apparently Herbal concoctions and other natural remedies to induce miscarriage have a success rate as high as 40%.
I suspect we'll see more of a grassroots movement worldwide in the next several years to empower women to take more personal and natural control of their bodies.
After all, it would be pretty hard to legislate against a woman taking high doses of ascorbic acid or massaging her own uterus to 'bring on a late period' while she lays in the privacy of her her own bedroom, wouldn't it?