Fauxgressives' favorite libertarian champion of freedom [sic], Senator Rand Paul, has introduced "fetal personhood" [sic] legislation that would completely outlaw abortion in the United States:
The Life at Conception Act would declare that human life began at conception, providing fertilized eggs with the same legal status as born persons.This fucking guy.
"The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known – that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore is entitled to legal protection from that point forward," Paul said in a statement. "The right to life is guaranteed to all Americans in the Declaration of Independence and ensuring this is upheld is the Constitutional duty of all Members of Congress."
Let me just repeat myself: For shits and grimaces, I will, for a moment, entertain Paul's ostensible premise that a fetus has the equivalent value of the born uterus-having person carrying it. Great. So what? My life, right now, is not so precious that any other human being could be compelled to use their body to support mine for the next nine months (at least). No other human being is obliged to give up an organ for me, even if it would save my life. Nor bone marrow, nor blood, nor skin. People who are forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term are being asked to do something no other people are asked to do for another person, which exposes the truth of the anti-choice position: Fetuses are valued more highly than the people who carry them.
This legislation does not more highly value the potential life of a fetus. It devalues the life of women and other people with uteri.
I have gotten into epic fights in comments here with ostensible liberals *cough* Glenn Greenwald *cough* over celebrating as a champion of civil rights an anti-choice garbage nightmare like Rand Paul. (Much like him, in fact: Ron Paul, his father, who gets the same fawning love from the same reproductive justice-indifferent dirtbags.) Actively pursuing making women's et. al. bodies property of the state is not compatible with "freedom," or "civil rights," if the words are to have any meaning at all.
[Recommended Reading: The Endless Drone of Sirota and Greenwald. CN: Disablism. "[I]t goes without saying that any criticism fired at him will merely bounce off the adamantium hull of his monumental ego." LOL FOREVER.]