A quote I just read in relation to abortion. Very well put.
“Body Autonomy” or “Bodily integrity” is self-determination of human beings over their own bodies. You can’t be forced to give blood, bone marrow, or any part of you to another. You can’t even have them taken from you after you die without permission. The fact that you can save a life is irrelevant, nobody can forcefully take something from you.
Yet, there are people out there who believe 50% of the population *must* give up their body for 9 months, even if there’s risk of it killing them.
This is my new favourite “anti-choice folk are ignorant [and] sexist” argument.
Let me introduce you to the international organ trafficking market, and to the Scott sisters, who were sentenced to a ridiculously long time in prison for a minor theft. They were offered ‘conditional’ release: if Gladys agreed to donate a kidney to her ill sister Jamie, they’d be allowed out of prison.
I would further note that pressure to ‘donate’ organs and other human tissue and blood products primarily happens to low-income people of colour/nonwhite people worldwide.