DNA Does Not a Person Make

I retweet a Planned Parenthood tweet about free STD testing offered today (which I hope everyone in those cities takes advantage of; getting tested regularly regardless of relationship status or sexual activity is essential), and got properly lambasted by an anti-choice advocate who accused me of supporting an organization of murderers using the argument that fetuses have DNA too. I responded (probably inelegantly) that viruses and fleas also possess DNA, and that while there are logical arguments to oppose a woman’s right to choice, it’s not a logic I share. I was then promptly accused of comparing fetuses to viruses (which I did not do); I respect anti-choice positions, but one that makes no sense is an argument that abortion should be illegal because a fetus possesses DNA.

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~ by Benji on 30 September 2015.

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