The baby weapon
THE EDITOR, Sir:
Pro-choice activists want us to believe that their radical view on abortion is about advancing women’s rights and liberty, while pro-life fundamentalists want us to believe that they are protecting the child’s life by disregarding that of the woman, but they are not. They’re using the foetus as a means to control the narrative and decide our social norms.
Women have been suppressed for centuries by ignorant and insecure patriarchs, therefore, they have been trying assiduously to reclaim their rightful place in society.
It’s wrong to suggest that a baby shouldn’t be recognised as a human being until birth. Pro-life argues that the foetus cannot defend itself in court, thus it shouldn’t be given rights. However, this is why the Government needs to be involved to defend the foetus. Moreover, it is the Government’s responsibility to ensure that the rights and lives of its citizens are protected and ensure the survival of society.
Religious pundits believe that God created women as men’s property – to bear his children, and she must do so by enduring the pain of childbirth as her punishment for allowing sin into the world, something that no rational person should believe.
Men and women are created/evolved equally, and the survival of the human species depends on their continued partnership.
Both the life of the child and mother need to be taken into consideration.
Therefore, there needs to be a compromise, meaning that the pro-choice and pro-life will have to give up something.