Anonymous asked: 'I asked my mum what she would do if I were pregnant and she said (and god did it annoy me) “I’m sorry to say it but I’d make you get an abortion”.' So if this annoyed you could you IMAGINE what pregnant people who are being forced to keep the pregnancy feel like?
Picture someone forcing someone to be pregnant.
You can’t, because such a thing doesn’t exist. You can’t force someone to be pregnant. Pregnancy is just what happens.
Using the phrase “forcing someone to stay pregnant when they want an abortion” (or words to that effect) is akin to saying “forcing someone to stay alive when they want to be killed”.
You can’t force someone to do something that they are already naturally doing. Like breathing. Or digesting food. Impossible.
Now picture someone forcing another to have an abortion. That could be by literally holding them down and the abortionist performing the abortion completely against your will, or the more likely situation would be bribery or black mail.
This is something that can happen because abortion is not something that is happening already, you can physically force someone to have an abortion, you can’t physically force someone to keep a pregnancy.
Ummm…. there’s plenty of people who are forced to remain pregnant. There are also people who have had their partners botch their birth control so they DO get pregnant.
By limiting their access to abortion, by making it illegal or unavailable you’re FORCING that person to remain pregnant unless if they choose to go for an unsafe illegal abortion that will likely KILL them.
While forced abortions do sometimes happen, and it shouldn’t happen…. it’s still rather ignorant of you to claim that you can’t force someone to be pregnant.
Forcing someone to remain pregnant is something that’s more like refusing to treat them for cancer. There’s multiple different types of force, physical force isn’t the only kind available. Locking someone in a room is forcing them to reside there. Just because the person locked in that room doesn’t want to leave doesn’t mean they’re not being forced to stay.
Also, you totally can force people to stay alive. In fact, we do this regularly in society. They’re called “suicide wards.”