You Don't Get To Tell Women What To Do With Their Bodies
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Believe What You Want, But You Don't Get To Tell Women What To Do With Their Bodies

I have a little something to say about these bans on abortion and how they are taking away women's right to choose what happens to their bodies.

Believe What You Want, But You Don't Get To Tell Women What To Do With Their Bodies

Everyone is allowed to have their own opinions, no matter how much we may disagree with them. However, there is a huge difference between having those beliefs and letting others know about them and forcing your beliefs on them in a way that affects their lives. Just because you feel strongly about something does not mean you should put other lives in danger.

You are allowed to believe abortion is wrong. You have your own set of beliefs, nobody is trying to change that. However, that means that it's understandable if YOU would never want to get an abortion if you were given a choice.

Notice the use of that word: CHOICE.

If you do that, you are choosing to not have an abortion based on your beliefs. And that's 100% okay. But you do NOT get to take away my ability to choose for myself whether I want to have a baby or not. That is honestly none of your damn business.

How do you even think you have the right to dictate when someone should become a mother?

Even if they decide to not keep the child, they are still having to endure nine months of pregnancy, which can be hard, especially if they don't want to have a baby in the first place.

Not only that but the foster care system is already overflowing, so why should we force women to have these children if they are just going into an already full and broken system?

You have no idea what is going on in the life of the pregnant woman. So many women are probably not ready to become mothers, whether that be because of the situation that got them pregnant, or because of financial reasons.

They could also just not be at a place in their lives where they are ready to become a mother and support a child. That's a hell of a lot of responsibility, and some women just aren't ready for that.

By banning abortions or criminalizing them in any way, you are forcing some women into a situation that they don't want to be in at all. You are taking away their choice about what happens in their lives.

You are taking away their right to determine how they want their lives to go. How is that right at all?

By taking away this choice, it would be putting every woman who has an unwanted pregnancy at risk, because most likely she will still find a way to get an abortion, it just won't be safe at all.

This isn't me being pro-abortion. Not every single woman who becomes pregnant out of circumstances that cause them to not want to have a child or not be ready for a child needs to get an abortion.

I'm just saying, as many pro-choice people are saying during this whole debate, is that women should be given the choice as to whether or not they want to have a baby.

Taking away this option for women is a way to control them, forcing them to pop out a child just because you believe abortion is wrong. It's wrong and dehumanizing and it's taking away our rights as women to control when and if we even want to become mothers.

So have your beliefs on abortion being wrong. I have no right to try and change those beliefs. But you don't have a right to let your own beliefs affect the lives of so many women and force them to have children.

Therefore, this ban isn't helping anyone. It's setting women back, back to a place where most men get to determine what we do with our bodies.

So please, just let women make their own decisions about their lives and their bodies. I think we've been through enough fighting for rights throughout history, there's literally no need to revisit that. It's 2019 guys. I shouldn't even be feeling the need to write this, but yet here we are.

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