When you realize why the political pro-life/pro-choice divide truly exists, the whole “bodily autonomy” argument falls apart.
At its core, it’s not merely about protecting fetuses or not. It’s about whether abortion should be a legally sanctioned medical procedure.
And the right to bodily autonomy doesn’t guarantee any sort of medical procedure no matter what.
In most jurisdictions, no practitioner will legally give breast implants to an underage girl. Surgeons refuse to amputate the limbs of BIID sufferers. Are those infringements upon bodily autonomy?
Of course not. Nobody is fundamentally entitled to procedures that may be irresponsible or unethical.
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