After rerunning my post on abortion and choice, someone AGAIN attacked my reasoning that the government already tells us what we can and can’t do with our bodies. They disputed that and asked me to tell them how.
I’ll tell you all here in a post and if I’m wrong… just tell me I’m wrong.
The government says you can’t kill yourself. I am assuming that killing yourself is connected with the “body,” but I suppose one could dispute this considering you lose the soul as well. And where do lost souls go?
We have suicide prevention hotlines, psychiatrists have requirements I believe for if you say you will cause bodily harm or kill yourself ( I don’t know what those rules are since I’m not one, but I saw a movie once. Actually I lived it.) and that again is connected with the body.
Oh… we aren’t done. Did you forget the terminally ill that are in pain constantly all day and yet aren’t allowed to kill themselves? You must not read Yahoo or CNN or… any website. Those are the stories that get you. You want me to feel sorry for the woman in a case of abortion, and remember we are speaking of the ABORTION and not what caused her to be pregnant. I grant there are extreme cases that require extreme measures. But I also have stated that the government has always controlled our bodies and I’ll continue to prove why that statement is valid.
You can’t smoke cigarettes in the United States legally till you are 18 and in some states 21. That is a restriction on your ability to do something to your body. That is why the measure is in place and it isn’t because the Government wants you to buy a pack of gum instead. It is specifically due to the product and the body. Reason two my statement is true.
Can’t get a tattoo on your body till you are a certain age and that is because it is your body. And the government is telling you what to do with it by telling you that you can’t. Or is it because tattoos cause you to suddenly die at the age of 84… maybe that’s it!
In public school you are told to wear certain things and what not to wear. What not to say and do. Did we all forget the dress codes? The schools are run by the government, so that’s the government again telling you what to do with your body.
Do I need to keep going?
Are we getting the point yet?
YES the government can tell you what to do with your body in the case of abortion because they aren’t only talking about your body. They are speaking for the body inside of you and your right to kill that body. Just like the government says you can’t just take your dog outside and shoot it. Oh but that is an animal right? Suddenly you care?
I said this in a comment and I stand by it. I will stop caring about abortion when women don’t need anything from men to get pregnant. On that day I won’t care about abortion… I’ll simply feel sorry for the ones that use it as a convenience and an after thought. Seeing life as an after thought is a shame to me. But humans have always done shameful things.
Jason C. Cushman