The Pro Life And Pro Choice Stance

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Imagine a world where you are forced to give birth to a child you cannot support financially or emotionally, a child that was produced from rape or incest, a child that would suffer from prenatal diseases, or a child that threatened the life of the mother. That is the world that a pro life advocate sees for our nation’s future. We are all entitled to our own opinions, but the moment we start to impose our beliefs onto others is where the line is crossed. The main difference between the pro life and pro choice stance is that the pro life movement infringes on women’s right to bodily autonomy. Along with the pro life sentiment is a sense of ignorance and blatant misogyny. For example, Republican Rep. Todd Akins stated, on the issue of pregnancy as a result of rape, “It seems to be, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, it’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.” Akins clearly represents the misinformation of men in particular about female anatomy. Case in point would be during the debate over an anti-abortion bill when Rep. Lisa Brown was indefinitely silenced from speaking on the House floor after uttering the medically correct term “vagina”. Republicans in the room were shocked and offended by their fellow humans anatomical structure, demonstrating the fact that if one cannot discuss a woman’s reproductive system, one should not be able to regulate or dictate it. As another tactic to shame women for

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