To me, this is one of the most disturbing pro-life arguments: that consent to one particular act equals consent to another.
If you consent to making out with your partner and they pressure you to have sex, it is rape. If you consent to sex using a condom and your partner does not use one, it is rape. If you consent to oral sex and your partner pressures you into intercourse, it is rape.
Consent to one act is not consent to another. Consent is freely given, not out of fear or circumstance. Consent is a continuous yes that can be revoked at any time.
The argument that consent to sex equals consent to pregnancy is creepy rape apologist nonsense that betrays complete ignorance of what consent is and how it works. Please stop.
“Consent is a continuous yes that can be revoked at any time.”
When lives are on the line, consent must never be revoked. Would you want your pilot to withdraw his consent to continue flying the aircraft you are in while cruising at 30,000 feet?
Consent to sex is absolutely consent to pregnancy. The purpose, the very REASON for the existence of sex, is to reproduce. All other benefits of sex are subordinate to this purpose. Once conceived, a child in the womb is like a passenger on an airplane and must be protected by their pilot until they are safely landed.
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