Donating My Uterus

anonymous:

See, ok. Here’s the one thing you’d have to convince me (As an atheist and HUMANIST) of in order to switch me over to pro life: Is my body autonomy worth more than a corpse. Because, if I’m ready to start a family and have a kid then preggo no problemo. But if I don’t, then I don’t have to allow someone to use my body to live if I don’t want to. I don’t have to donate blood, I don’t have to donate a kidney or my liver. Why do you feel I must donate my uterus? It’s my uterus.

I mean, I have to sign a card and everything to donate body parts after I die. Even dead I’d have more body autonomy than if I were preggo against my will in your eyes. The thing is, I have lots of eggs. And one day one of those eggs will turn into a fantastic kid. But if a bit of my boyfriends sperm ends up latching onto an egg accidentally, then I should I have to bring another child into the world that already has so many unwanted ones?

cultureshift:

Pregnancy is not the same as donating organs. Your child shares your organs until they develop their own and are born. Following birth, your child begins using his or her own organs, leaving yours exactly where they started, still fully functional. Just like you did with your mother’s organs.

We cannot change the way human reproduction works. Once your boyfriend’s sperm ‘latches’ on to your egg and the gametes fuse, that’s it. There is now a living human being inside of you whose eye color, hair color, sex, personality traits and thousands of other characteristics have already been determined. This is your son or daughter and he or she has every right to live that you have, every right to birth that you had.

Human reproduction requires sacrifice and loyalty and commitment, among other noble traits. To try to circumvent this process by killing your own living son or daughter is not only immoral, it’s a human rights tragedy that diminishes the value of all human life.

Please reconsider what you advocate for. We are better than abortion. We have to be.

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