My take on what it would be like to be a woman in a society in which abortion is illegal, where women are not respected beyond their reproductive capabilities. Basically, this is the woman that every Pro-Lifer dreams about in the society that they crave so badly.
This is my first entry here, so forgive me if I've made any errors in any area. Let me know what you think and how I can do better! :)
I am a woman. I am not a man. I will never be a man, and therefore, will never be equal to a man.
My body does not belong to me. I am not allowed to control my body, or my uterus, or my fertility. All three are subject to the will of man, to whom I am not equal.
I must sacrifice my health and life for others. I must not be selfish. I must accept pregnancy whenever it occurs.
I may only choose the father of my children if I am a slut and have consensual sex, or if I am a good wife and only have sex with my husband for procreation and am fortunate enough to not be raped or impregnated through rape.
If a man wants me to bear his child and rapes me to get me pregnant, and I become pregnant, I must adhere to his desires because any desire for me to not be pregnant is selfish and I would be a murderer.
Should I suffer as a result of any pregnancy or childbirth, I can oh so simply give my child to a couple that wants to adopt, and they can use my suffering and pain for their gain and happiness.
I must not be allowed to abort (kill) or harm my unborn child in any way, but my unborn child is given permission by society to destroy my body, my health, and my future.That is what my body is for. Baby making. An incubator for the unborn for other people. A forced surrogate. That's all I am.
The only time I am allowed to end a pregnancy by a mean other than natural miscarriage or birth, is when my physical (not spiritual, not emotional, not social, not anything other than physical) life is in immediate peril, and I must find a doctor that is willing to kill my unborn child to save my life.
I am constantly at the mercy of others in regards to my maternal life, body, health, and fertility.
I can only have the kind of labor and birth that the government approves of, because I should not be allowed in any way to harm my precious unborn child. If I am having a complicated vaginal delivery, then I must be forced to undergo a C-Section if my doctor thinks it's best for my unborn baby, regardless of my consent or desires. But I must desire to aid my unborn baby more than anything. I must be a pin cushion for my unborn baby. I must be willing to undergo any procedure or operation for my unborn baby because my unborn baby must be so important. An precious unborn baby's life is far more important than my body, my health, and any desire I might have.
Birth is not a choice.
My uterus is my destiny. Even if I have born 10 children, I must be forced to have more should I become pregnant again. Because I am a woman. I deserve pain for having sex or being raped. Because I have a uterus.
And should I decide to be blasphemous and keep my children to take care of them myself and not hand them over to obviously more deserving couples, I will be judged in every decision I make regarding my children. If I vaccinate my children, or don't vaccinate them, I will be judged poorly. If I stay at home, I'll be called lazy. If I go to work, I'll be called neglectful. If I have to use WIC or Welfare of any kind, I will be treated like a monster and as though I shouldn't have any more children (but will be forced to do so anyway should I become pregnant again).
I will not be treated fairly in the work place. I will not receive paid maternity leave. I don't deserve it since I choose to be a slut and have sex and enjoy it. I deserve pain for being a slut. I am simply a uterus. Not a person.
I will be discriminated against at work due to the potential that I may have to take leave due to pregnancy or childbirth. Such is what I deserve for having a uterus. I should be married and depending on my husband's income, anyway.
The government will make me pay all of the costs of childbirth and pregnancy myself to reduce the cost of taking babies away from poor women--pardon me--adoption of newborns.
Giving my baby away to strangers is more loving and special than parenting, since I am not worthy of parenting. Those that want my baby are more important than me and will obviously be better parents. Especially if they have more money than me.
My value as a human being is based on how many times people have touched, messed with, stuck things in, seen, fingered, and come out of my genitals. My genitals are my value. It's okay if strangers see or touch my vagina, especially since I don't own my own body. Everyone else does. Everyone else may use my body as they see fit, especially my uterus. I may not have control over my uterus, since it belongs to a man's seed, and unborn children.
It's perfectly fine if I am permanently disabled as a result of childbirth or pregnancy. Another life is more important than me.
If I am r become infertile, but want children, then I can be completely unselfish and convince another incubator to hand her baby over to me because I want one. Besides, she's a whore anyway, and no one wants a whore for a mother. It's perfectly acceptable for me to use her suffering to my advantage. Babies are worth making women suffer.
All women are baby-making/child-rearing machines since the almighty loving God granted us with a uterus.
My inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as stated in the Declaration of Independence come second to everyone else's rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness--especially to unborn childrens' rights.
Forced reproduction is not a crime. It's a sacred natural wonder from God.
And if I die as a result of childbirth (regardless of whether or not I wanted to be pregnant in the first place, since it doesn't really matter since I'm a woman), I will be treated as a martyr, and people will love me because I was forced to sacrifice my life, my everything, for a baby. Babies are worth my death.
Babies are worth more than me.
I am not a person. I am an incubator.
I am a woman.