Agreed. Which is what makes the idea of abortion so awful, especially as the pregnancy develops, but I see no alternative to leaving those decisions ultimately in the hands of the gestators themselves. I think no-one has the right to force either the innitiation or the continuation of a pregnancy.
Sometimes, and this is just my opinion, we are too concerned about our individual rights, which prevents us from doing what is right.
We are from different countries Eorl, but there seems to be this pervasive selfishness that has become the norm in developed countries.
It's as if it's wrong to put something else ahead of our own immediate satisfaction.
A woman choosing to temporarily put her own comfort aside for a matter of a few months cannot in my mind, be equated with women being forced by the Catholic church to have child after child, or being under the rule of men.
Honestly? Unless it's life threatening, or permanently damaging, it's just the right thing to do.
This ideal of a womans body being her own does not always hold up even after taking pregnancy out of the equation.
No one's body is entirely their own, man or woman. If that were true, I wouldn't ever get my body up early enough to get to my job, so I can earn money to put a roof over my head, and food in my belly.
Our bodies are not entirely our own when we must sit in a classroom or office, or driving a bus, when we want to be standing, running or reclining.
My body isn't my own when I'm ill, but I know it will eventually get better and in the meantime you just have to be sick, no matter how much you dislike it.