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Thu Sep 19, 2013, 11:04 PM

85. Bodily Autonomy

Basically, it means that a person has control over what happens to their body. It's why you can't be forced to donate organs, or for them to be taken upon your death without consent, even if such a act would save lives. Basically, it means that no one can legally use your body unless you concent to such use - Essentially this concept is why rape is a crime.

To say that a fetus can use a womans body without her consent is to, effectively, give a fetus more rights then any living being, while also giving a woman less rights to their body then a corpse has to theirs.

The anti-abortion group also feed's the rape culture - Their attempts to deny women the right of bodily autonomy is what leads to some people believing they are entitled to use womens bodies as they see fit.

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