Originally Posted by brightdoglover
"Parasitic" is a biologic technical term, meaning the fetus will die without using the mother for life support. This is not true of a born child.
I don't think it's "extremely cold." It's a biologic fact.
And yep, if my mother got an abortion, I wouldn't be here. Is that really such a big deal? She wouldn't know it was *me*.
You're one of very very few people that have stated two of the arguments that I use when talking about considering an abortion.
I never have had one, but I'm very pro-choice. I am pro-contraception and when sexually active, am very responsible with it. I do NOT want to have a child any time in the near future, for many personal reasons. If I choose to have a child, I will control when that will be unless my body decides to become barren. I promote that everyone be as responsible with their sexuality as I am, but when worse comes to worse, I fully advocate abortion as a last resort. The "your mother didn't have an abortion" argument doesn't work on me because my mother is an advocate too.
I consider a fetus in its most reliant stages to be a parasite if it is unwanted. It feeds off of the mother and forcefully changes her biology. In worse cases, it can threaten her life. No woman should be forced to carry a child against her will or else she is merely a vessel with no choice of her own state of health.
The argument that aborting a 3 week old fetus is like killing a 5 year old is ridiculous to me. Humans are given rights as they reach stages in their lives. You don't let a 3 year old vote. You don't let your 9 year old go off to war. You don't let two 6 year olds get legally married. Why? because there is agreed on ages for when humans receive more rights via their government. a child that is able to live on its own bodily functions has more rights than a half-formed chunk of cells that is feeding off of my body. that's why Roe vs Wade came around. to lay down what was considered to be reasonable rules for what was a legally removable cluster of living tissue and what was a human able to live of its own free will. One is murder and one is me choosing how to care for my own body. If the united states made abortion illegal, I would overpay some back-alley doctor or go to the DIY methods before being forced to have a child. That's what pre-Roe vs Wade women did and that's exactly what it'd resort back to. Banning abortion doesn't stop women from having them, it just makes it a lot more dangerous and forces the beliefs of some onto others. Allowing it to be legal simply makes it safer for the women who have to make such an ugly decision.