Sunday, August 26, 2012

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: Paul Ryan Abortion

I hate agreeing with Paul Ryan, almost as much as Paul Ryan hates it when I agree with him. But when he talked about Todd Akin's idea of “legitimate rape” and how he believed that a clump of cells should have all the same rights as corporations, he stated, “I've always adopted the idea that, the position that the method of conception doesn't change the definition of life.” Of course, I draw completely different conclusions.

The GOP's stance on abortion is to make it illegal in all cases. If you make abortion illegal you are passing laws saying that a woman should have less say in what happens to their bodies than they have over their property. I talk about how property laws could be applied to abortion in great length here.  To sum it up, If a woman walks into home and finds a stranger hanging out, it doesn't matter if you consider the stranger alive, how the stranger got there or any other thing. She has the right to ask them to leave. If they don't leave she can use whatever methods, including deadly force, necessary. Period, end of story.

She doesn't have to wait two days. She doesn't have to have a giant probe stuck up her Who-ha. She doesn't have to have the stranger's picture taken. It's her right to decide who she wants on her property.

With abortion a woman isn't allowed this basic property right. People like Paul Ryan believe that woman aren't able to make the same decisions about their bodies as they are about their property.

Paul Ryan has said in the past that an exception to abortion mean you can't apply his reasoning consistently. If you are going on the assumption that woman can't make the right decisions with their bodies as the right of a property owner, than how can they be allowed to own property?

Since 1835 women have been allowed to own property in this country. Oddly this concept started in Mississippi. If you are going to apply Paul Ryan's “reasoning” consistently, if you outlaw abortion you should also outlaw woman's rights to own property.

There is no consistent way you can have woman be full citizens of this country with all the rights and responsibilities that come with that and make abortion illegal.

So to Paul Ryan and all the other freaks that want to make abortion illegal, I say, “Shut-up Stupid, for almost a hundred years Women have earned the right to be full citizens of this country. For over 170 years they have earned the right to own property. You can't take away the fundamental right to exclude who is allowed on a citizens property. So you can't take away the right for a citizen to exclude who they want in their body.”
By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE

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