Wednesday, March 4, 2009
If the fetus you save is gay, will you still fight for its rights?
While dying of extreme boredom in English today I noticed a white board "ad" for "Life Week" at my University. When it comes to the pro life/pro choice debate, I can see valid points on both sides of the argument. But, I realize by being pro life, that is a definite stance with no room for change; whereas, pro choice still leaves the choice of life or not. And I feel women should have the right to their own bodies, including their fetus.
Its really troubling when pro life groups advocate the human rights of the fetus. Logically they should advocate total/complete human rights, but its not always the case. Too often the pro lifers are not for GLBTQ rights. So what happens when that fetus whose rights were fought for are then ignored because s/he grows up to have same sex attraction and relationships? The fight for human rights, by the pro lifers, is therefore conditional.