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Old 05-09-2019, 08:24 AM
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So let me see if I understand,

Bob needs a kidney, his identical twin brother Doug is a perfect match. Even though it’s a relatively safe medical procedure, and a grown man’s, life, (and the shape of his family’s future!), hangs in the balance, Doug’s rock solid body autonomy insures without question, that no one, not even the state, can force him to give his kidney.

His right to body autonomy extends beyond his lifetime and applies even to his corpse. He has to consent for his organs to be taken.

But if Bob impregnates Anne, at six weeks in, quite possibly before she knows she’s pregnant, she has lost all right to body autonomy? She now has no say in any medical risk her body undergoes, or the shape of her family and future?

So, doesn’t it come down to: do all people have full body autonomy? Or just men?