Any time there is an opening on the Supreme Court, abortion becomes a hot topic. I wanted to address some of the common arguments in favor of abortion. (I don’t think I am strawmanning here. These are actual common arguments.)
Let me know if I missed any common “pro-choice” arguments.
This isn’t even an argument. It’s just an emotional statement with no logical grounding, but it’s so common, it needs to be addressed. Every single law is about regulating bodies. Every one of them. From the flag code, which states how you should use your body to fold the American flag; to income taxes, which say that if you use your body to perform productive labor, you will be fined by the state; to laws against rape, which say you cannot use your body to force sexual relations with another person. So, the “my body; my choice” argument is meaningless drivel. In a just society, you cannot choose to use your body to violate the rights of another human, and you certainly cannot choose to use your body to murder a baby.
2. “If you don’t have a uterus, then you can’t have an opinion”
This is a non-sequitur. One half of the argument in no way logically stems from the other half. Murdering babies has nothing to do with erectile dysfunction.