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Dan_Lyons's avatar

Should women have autonomy over their own bodies?

Asked by Dan_Lyons (5452points) July 2nd, 2014

There was a question here today in which this issue was raised in the 1st answer (which now has 7 great answers).
I personally think that everyone should have autonomy over their own bodies.
I don’t understand who these people think they are who wish to control even our very bodily functions.

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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

As far as your autonomy doesn’t interfere with my autonomy, yes.

CWMcCall's avatar

Yes. All women, man and child should have this autonomy you speak of. I thought this was or is a given in our country?

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Apparently not in the US. In what country do you reside @CWMcCall?

longgone's avatar

Yes. Hello?!

BeenThereSaidThat's avatar

In my country they do.

After reading some of the answers on the link you posted, that only proves to me that most people don’t know what the hell they are talking about. That Supreme Court decision was not the end of the world as we know it.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, and…everyone should have the right to die extended to that bodily autonomy.

funkdaddy's avatar

Everyone should be able to have control of their own bodies.

That doesn’t have a lot to do with what someone will pay for as part of a business agreement, I guess unless you’re selling body parts. ~

stanleybmanly's avatar

“Those people” don’t see it as depriving women of autonomy over their own bodies. They view the situation as government interference in the practice of their religious dictates. As with most religious dictates, the welfare of the individual suffering the consequences is unworthy of consideration.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I believe regardless of sex one should have the right to do whatever they wish with their body as long as they are not infringing on the the rights of other people to do the same.

Berserker's avatar

Yes. That this is a discussion in this day and age makes me sick.

cookieman's avatar

^ Yes, that.

rojo's avatar

No, that is why they are supposed to get married, so they have a husband to make these kind of decisions for them. Before marriage the father has to make the decisions. In both cases the brothers of the woman can make the decisions if no one else capable of making good choices is around.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

@rojo hahaha I’m still laughing. So in your part of the world you actually believe that sort of thing?
Or were you just joking to stimulate this thread some?

rojo's avatar

Hey! Don’t be dissin’ on Texas Bro!

SecondHandStoke's avatar

“My body is my business.

So is what other people earn.”

stanleybmanly's avatar

It’s called sarcasm, and rather good too! Both the “brother” bit, and especially the always useful punchline “Texas” are big clues.

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