one time I overslept and my mom came into my room to wake me up and said “you had better get up or else you’ll be rushing”. I wanted to say “if I’m rushing then so be it” but since I was still half asleep my mind changed “rushing” to “Russian”, I rolled over and said “if I’m Russian, soviet” and to this day it’s the best joke I’ve ever made
au where sirius is with lily when her water breaks and they can’t get ahold of james and sirius is panicking and running around breathing heavily trying to get himself together bc his best friend’s wife is going into labor right before his eyes and meanwhile lily is waiting at the front door with her bag and a slight smirk on her face
After like 20 minutes of “DID I PACK YOUR TOOTH BRUSH DID I PACK MY/JAMES’/THE BABY’S TOOTHBRUSH?? OH WAIT THE BABY WONT HAVE TEETH” Lily is finally like “get a fuckin move on u nerd”
at one point he yells “I’M NOT READY TO BE A FATHER” and lily is like “sirius this isn’t your baby”
“Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me - choke those little bad days. Choke ‘em down to nothing.”—
I'm not here to start an argument. I am here, however, to ask how you expect a fetus to exercise its rights if a woman doesn't allow it to happen. Your statement doesn't make any sense. What can the child do for itself at that point?
There’s a concept called bodily autonomy. It’s generally considered a human right. Bodily autonomy means a person has control over who or what uses their body, for what, and for how long. It’s why you can’t be forced to donate blood, tissue, or organs. Even if you’re dead. Even if you’d save or improve 20 lives. It’s why someone can’t touch you, have sex with you,or use your body in any way without your continuous consent.
A fetus is using someone’s body parts. Therefore under bodily autonomy, it is there by permission, not by right. It needs a person’s continuous consent. If they deny or withdraw consent, the pregnant person has a right to remove them from that moment. A fetus is equal in this regard because if I need someone else’s body parts to live, they also can legally deny me their use.
By saying a fetus has a right to someone’s body parts until it’s born, despite the pregnant person’s wishes, you’re doing two things.
1) Granting a fetus more rights to other people’s bodies than any born person. 2) Awarding a pregnant person less right’s to their body than a corpse.