Rape and abortion are both violations of human rights. When you kill a child because it is the product of rape, you dismantle the grounding for the law you want to uphold. You cannot have it both ways. -johnnyis
This may be the most absurd thing I have ever encountered. Firstly, it makes no sense. No one is killing children because of their origins, that’s facetious.
Rape is a compulsion, often under force or duress, to have undesired sexual intercourse. Rape is something which is committed against and upon innocents, human beings with rights and feelings.
Abortion is a medical procedure by which a woman can terminate a pregnancy. The conglomeration of cells composing the fetus is not a human being with rights and feelings, it is a pre-human embryo undergoing processes which have nothing to do with personhood. (I am of the opinion that abortion after a certain ‘quickening’ type point is reprehensible and only to be used in the case of medical necessity or still-borns)
The idea that rape and abortion have ANYTHING in common is offensive to victims of rape and pedantic to the point of immateriality.
Furthermore, what can’t I have both ways? I can’t prohibit grown, morally responsible agents from assaulting other people AND allow women the right to a medical procedure? That makes sense: if I make rape illegal, it naturally follows that I allow women to die in back alleys from botched procedures and nasty after effects from underground clinics.
I fail to see how allowing women to hold on to the RIGHT to control their OWN bodies is a violation of human rights. The next time a woman is burned to death for being raped (not for raping, not for having an abortion) I hope you take solace in the fact she never had a chance to kill the baby. Makes you feel good, doesn’t it, being male in an anti-feminist ideology spouting your anti-woman credo.
Legally: the grounding for a law prohibiting rape is to protect the rights of every person, regardless of gender or other demographic considerations, against being assaulted in the most private of ways. The grounding for a law allowing safe, legal abortions is to protect the rights of every person, usually female, to pursue safe, legal health care alternatives to very private health situations in their lives.