From this reply I deduce that you did not read what I wrote… I am not comparing abortion with vaccination. I am comparing the act of fighting to defend one right - while trying to take away another right. Defending some of the rights of mothers but limiting or condemning their other rights - is still a contradiction no matter the justification behind it.
In my post about vaccination (which apparently you didn’t read) - I was comparing the pro-vaccination lobby and the anti-choice movement’s intractability and their inability to consider individual circumstances - and their willingness to imagine there is only ONE “correct” and “moral” view (i.e. anti-abortion and pro-vaccination) - and most of all - their ability to delude themselves into believing their OPINION is correct and that anyone who disagrees with their OPINION deserves to be judged and condemned and discredited and called names and called “selfish”, (bullied in other words). This is what the anti-choice movement does. And this is also what the pro-vaccination lobby does too. What a pity your reply proved my point.
Super disappointed :(
I did read what you wrote- I just disagree with it.
When someone has or does not have an abortion, they themselves are the only ones impacted. When someone chooses not to vaccinate, they impact potentially the entire community. You are risking the community;s health, not just your child’s. That’s why I have a problem with it. I am immovable on this, because I am seeing the big picture- the fact that not vaccinating can risk herd immunity, risking the lives of those who are immunocompromised or otherwise cannot be vaccinated.
Abortion is a personal decision. When an anti-choicer attempts to take away that choice, they are impacting one person’s ability to make a choice that impacts only themself.
Vaccination impacts the community. Not vaccinating your child can kill people- and it has directly caused at least 1296 deaths in the last 6 years.
Does that explain the difference?
And finally, I’m pro choice for the same reason I’m pro vaccination- not because of feelings or opinions, but because of research and science. There should be literally no question about this sort of thing, and it shocks me every day that people are fighting to move backwards on something which has saved millions upon millions of lives.