If it’s not your body, it’s not your choice

Sofia Vergara and her frozen embryos have made shock waves through the media in the past few weeks. Is she a murderer for not wanting to follow through with her and her ex-fiance’s, Nick Loeb, plans to have them or is just a matter of her rights that people simply don’t understand?

Regardless of whether or not Loeb wants to care for the child for the rest of its life, it’s still a matter of Vergara having to carry a child she does not want.

Even for women who do want children, pregnancy is a bout of morning sickness, weight gain, and tumultuous emotional roller coasters. Imagine what it would be like for a woman who doesn’t want the child, or even the thought of the pregnancy experience.

On May 6, Dr. Keith Ablow spoke on Fox News about Vergera’s dilemma, saying, “I think men should be able to veto women’s abortions if they are willing to care for the child after it’s born,” and other idiotic statements.

In my eyes, people who want to tell a woman what to do in regards to abortion or their frozen embryos deserve to hear “It’s A Small World” on repeat for the rest of their life or be cursed with consistently wet socks.

The most recent research on the topic of fetuses being able to feel pain was carried out in 2013. It’s now 2015 and there’s been literally no new research announced to further the results or expand information.Sources such as the New York Times and Doctors on Fetal Pain reported that fetuses can feel pain at around 20 weeks after fertilization – so, 4 months into a pregnancy.
It would be my thoughts that most women wouldn’t go almost halfway through a pregnancy to not only abort their child, but to put their child through apparent pain as well. Abortion is not as simple as many people want to believe that it is. I highly doubt that deciding to have an abortion is an easy choice, regardless of the situation.

In extreme cases, women conceive children through rape. What kind of person thinks it is okay to force a woman to carry a reminder of being raped? For nine consecutive months, a pregnancy caused by rape would only be a literal growing reminder of one of the worst things that could happen to a human being.

To deny abortion in general would be downright idiotic, but to deny women abortion in the case of rape would be heartless and inhumane. It is childish to assume that a fetus is in the womb thinking, “I’m innocent.”

I would assume that any woman that found out she was pregnant after rape would abort as soon as possible, not even giving the fetus a chance to feel pain or think for itself.
Abortion is of course stressful, but to say that carrying a baby that was conceived through incest or rape is any better is a far-fetched idea.

There are plenty of women in the world who have decided that they don’t want children. Does that mean that there are childless women running around out there that don’t actually exist because they don’t have a child? No. It just means that there are women who don’t want children, and exist and live life just fine.

To say that women can’t exist without children is misogynistic and something that I’d expect to hear only from a Republican white male in his fifties.

Even if a woman chooses to abort because she can’t support the baby or does not want a baby, the choice is still hers to make. No woman should be forced to go through an unwanted pregnancy. If it’s not your body, it’s probably safe to assume it should never be your decision, or your say.

In order to stay humane, I do agree that abortion should occur as early as possible just in case the fetus does feel some sort of pain.

Beyond that, I think that restrictions on abortion are a matter of a violation of human rights. Until you’re thrown in the shoes of somebody else, do not give yourself the title of God and decide that you are worthy of telling somebody else what they can do with their body and their life.