is it really only about being told what you can and can't do with your body? I look around me and see all the different ways people express with their bodies - we have that freedom.
We are all 'free' to choose to do whatever it is we want to do. Whether or not our actions violate a law and the law is enforced is another question.
and where does your point 4 come from? ban abortion and more women die? really?
i honestly believe that's a large part of it.
and women have always and will always abort, but if you ban it they will resort to back alley abortions (again) and will die from those poorly-performed, unsanitary abortions. again. this has happened before.
do you have kids? when you first became pregnant, how did that announcement go? hey dear, I have a mass of tissue growing rapidly inside me, but we don't have to worry about naming it or preparing for it until it becomes viable outside the womb.... maybe I'll go in and have it removed along with that mole tomorrow.
you're asking this question of someone who absolutely wants nothing to do with pregnancy and giving birth. 1 - i take active measures against pregnancy, and 2 - i would have a pregnancy terminated.
i can't get sterilized because in my state, most places will not perform the procedure unless a woman is a mother of two *and* over 35. this is unfair. i have never wanted children, will never want children, and should not be forced to worry about the risk of having children.
birth control methods are not 100% guaranteed to work. essentially, you're telling me my only option should be abstaining...and this isn't fair to my partner, whom i love very much.
furthermore, as the product of an unwanted pregnancy and subsequent adoption, i have to tell you...even the most well-adjusted kids are going to question things. i spent the majority of my adult life debating whether to send in paperwork to get medical records - you know, to find out what sort of hereditary diseases i might have in my background? i honestly don't know if it's better that i was put up for adoption. i know my birth mother was pressured into it, and i wonder how much that screwed up *her* life at the time. forcing women to have unwanted children isn't fair to those women, nor is it fair to the children.