A dead woman has more rights to her body than a live one.
How can this be? Simple: The US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade.
Now we are seeing a whole shipload of right-wing insanity set sail, and here is just one example.
In the normal world, everyone in our society has the sole right to ownership of their own organs. However, no one can take your organs without your consent.* Here in Arizona, one of the most common consent forms is on your driver’s license. If it has a heart symbol and the word donor, you’ve given express written permission to MVD to donate your organs should you die in a car accident.
Without the protection of Roe v Wade, all this has changed. As a woman, if you get impregnated, your right to your organs ends if rape or incest causes that pregnancy—tough luck. No exceptions.
Now the state has full control of your entire female reproductive system should you ever become impregnated from that point forward. This includes your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina.
If your uterus has been impregnated, the state of Arizona now owns it. Not you.
Corpses have more rights than you do
Ironically, no one can take organs from your corpse without permission if you were deceased. There are no exceptions, even if someone dies in need of your organs for a transplant.
Without Roe v Wade, the state can force women to donate their wombs to the fetus against their will. Oh, by the way, a fetus cannot survive without the womb.
The Fetus Terrorists somehow think an embryo deserves more rights than any actual living human being on the planet. So, does this mean that live women deserve fewer rights to their bodies than we give to corpses?
As of today, here in Arizona, an Arizona law from 1912 can now go into effect penalizing those who aid a woman in the process of having a miscarriage. That’s just for starters, as we know the wide-eyed lunatic Republicans here in Arizona will quickly pass even more Draconian legislation punishing women even further.
Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom are working to give you a voice and a vote this November to amend our state constitution to protect your rights. Every Arizonan must be free to make their own decisions about their bodies. But it won’t happen without your help.
And you shouldn’t have to die to have that right!
- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the 2006 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) or enacted similar legislation giving individuals the “First Person Authorization” (FPA) to consent to organ donation after death via a signed donor card or driver’s license, or by enrollment in a donor registry. Link: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131126092702.htm