My Response To Bill Nye On Abortion

This video of Bill Nye on Abortion made an appearance in my news feed the other day.  I encourage you to watch the video if you haven’t already before reading this post.

First off, why do you assume that if a person is pro-life, that they would automatically want to desire to sue people for naturally occurring deaths?

For those who believe life starts at conception,  a fertilized egg that fails to attach to the lining of the uterus for any reason would be considered a miscarriage even if it goes unnoticed.

Which pro-lifers are pushing to sue doctors who couldn’t save a man who had a heart attack, a mother who had a miscarriage or a nursing home where an elderly patient dies of old age?

The concept of suing has no place in this conversation.

Secondly, when we talk about abortion, we’re not discussing fertilized eggs that failed to implant, we’re talking about the fertilized eggs that did manage to burrow into the lining of the uterus and that did continue forming and growing.

We are now discussing an embryo who’s sex is already determined with it’s own set of DNA and whose brain has already began to form.

Depending on how far along in the pregnancy the fetus is aborted, it will likely have eyes, arms, fingers, legs, bones, fingernails and fingerprints.

The outrage lies not in the death of a child due to natural causes, but in the fact that a fetus is only considered to be a living human being with rights when the pregnancy is a wanted pregnancy.

Of course scientists have explained to us how big a human egg was and that we wouldn’t have that shot of the sperm penetrating the egg  if not for science.  If not for science, we wouldn’t have the ultrasound that shows us images of the moving life form inside of the womb.   If not for science, we wouldn’t understand that a baby’s heart starts beating 18 days from conception.

This does not mean that a pro-lifer has a deep lack of scientific understanding.

If science can tell us that a single celled organism is alive, how can it expect us to deny that a morula, a blastocyst, an embryo or a fetus is alive?  Science asks us to believe that a seed is alive before the roots poke through the hard protective shell and it’s leaves break through the ground’s surface.  How can it also tell us that a merged sperm and egg dividing into cells isn’t alive?

I think perhaps the ignorance and lack of education that you insist on is actually real, it’s just not where you believe it to be.

Perhaps young men and women should be taught about the stages of pregnancy beyond a quick summary.  Teach them about fetal development and changes to a woman’s body.

Teach about the consequences of sexual activity, which isn’t pregnancy, but sexually transmitted infections.

Teach them about consent.  Teach them that “No.” is an acceptable answer to give and to receive.  Teach them to respect other people’s choice to say no.

Teach them about birth control methods, the pros, cons and the long term effects that they may have on a person’s body and not just that abstinence is best.

Teach them how to have healthy and realistic relationships.  Provide them with good mental/emotional support.

Teach them personal responsibility.  If we’re expected to be responsible for our actions in every other aspect of our lives, why not with sex as well?

Teach them how to keep track of menstrual cycles and that there is only 6 days in a 28 day cycle  when a woman could get pregnant, and if through no other time, a condom or abstinence should be used for those days to avoid unwanted pregnancies.  Teach them that keeping track of one’s most fertile days is just as important for those who don’t want to get pregnant as it is for those who do want to get pregnant.

Teach them that pregnancy, childbirth and child rearing is not a consequence and that innocent lives are just as valuable as any other human life.

Teach them that they can control their bodies and sex drive, both male and female.

Teach them that young men and women aren’t better or worse for having sex with someone.

Teach them not to judge or shame a woman who has had an abortion.

Teach women self defense from a young age so she can defend herself from predators.

At some point, I believe it would benefit everyone to have an understanding of what happens to the fetus during the different abortion procedures.

Put more focus on proper reproductive education, responsibility and on birth control availability and less effort fighting for the rights for a woman to abort her baby that exists because of (in most cases) her own choices and actions.

No, we shouldn’t tell women what to do.  We should educate our men and women properly so we can have adults who can make informed decisions and take responsibility for their actions.

 

We Can’t Vaccinate Our Children

This isn’t a pro or anti vaccination debate blog.  This is simply stating it as it is.

You can’t vaccinate your children.  You have no right to vaccinate your children.  The choice to vaccinate or not is not yours to make.

Only your child can consent to vaccines.

That’s alright though;  right from infancy, your child is obviously capable of making that judgement call for his own health and well being despite the fact that it will inflict some pain onto him.  Children can understand complicated things like that.

According to this concept of bodily autonomy, our jobs as parents are basically done as soon as we give birth in the hospital.  The rest is up to our children.

“There is a concept called body autonomy. Its generally considered a human right. Bodily autonomy means a person has control over who or what uses their body, for what, and for how long. Its why you can’t be forced to donate blood, tissue, or organs. Even if you are dead. Even if you’d save or improve 20 lives. It’s why someone can’t touch you, have sex with you, or use your body in any way without your continuous consent.”

Remember, before you feed Junior or change his diaper to ask his permission.  It’s his choice to sit in a soiled diaper or not.2016-10-25-14-48-19

You do not have any rights to pick up a toddler whose having a  temper tantrum off of a filthy public floor.

You cannot remove a child from any situation she does not permit you to remove her from.  You may as well set up a tent between the splash park and the playground.

You can’t make a child take a timeout or perform any form of discipline without permission from your child, whose consent they could withdraw at any time.

If your daughter refuses to eat anything other than chicken fingers and fries, that’s her right.  You do not need to worry about raising healthy children anymore.  That’s on them from here on out.

You must resist your urge to grab your toddler’s arm to keep him from running into traffic.  They’ll automatically know that it’s not safe.

If little Jane refuses to take her medicine, you can not fool her or force her, even if it will save her life.  It’s her body, her choice.

Junior doesn’t want to go to school anymore?  He doesn’t have to.  Child services and the government will understand that the responsibility for Junior’s education isn’t yours.

If Jane is refusing to go to bed at a decent hour to ensure that she’s getting a healthy and reasonable amount of sleep, she doesn’t have to.  She decides her bedtime.

You no longer have to worry about taking objects away from children.  Let them play with all of the matches, razors, knives, scissors and guns they can get their hands on.  They’ll learn, it’s called natural selection.  You will not be held accountable for their choices.

By being a responsible parent, you are awarding a child less rights to their body than a corpse.

But that’s not all, dear parents…

If you don’t want to give your body at any point and time to your child, you don’t have to.

If you ever feel like breaking the law, remember, the police officers have no right to arrest you against your will.  They still need your consent before arresting you and forcing you to wear handcuffs or putting you in a jail cell.

And remember, if an EMT ever saves your life while you are unconscious and unable to consent to life-saving treatment, you have a case!

If anyone ever tries to prevent you from committing suicide, know that they have no right to take action.2016-10-25-14-49-05

Further along the bodily autonomy statement, it is mentioned:  ” A fetus is equal in this regard because if I need someone else’s body parts to live, they can also legally deny me their use.”

Understandable, however it leads me to just one question…

Who got consent from the fetus, who has his/her own set of DNA, to donate his/her own body to science?