Abortion and Gun Rights

As I’ve said before, I’m an advocate for self-defense and gun ownership rights, as well as the right to carry, especially for women. But, I must ask, what use is the right to protect ourselves if we’re losing the right to control our own bodies?

You may not think it, but gun rights intersect with abortion rights. Both are about protecting and having control over what happens to your person. Both are about preventing violation and violence to your body. Both are about taking control of your life, your safety, and not looking to another to do it for you. Losing the right to both would have a profound impact on our individual freedoms.

As many have said before, the personhood of a first-trimester fetus is irrelevant. No one questions the personhood of an attacker, but the right to self-defense is sacrosanct. That is because NO ONE can use our bodies without our explicit consent, much less harm us to the point of needing surgery and facing the possibility of death.

When it comes to it, do we consider the forces behind the robber breaking into our home? That he may be poor, that stealing is his natural inclination? Nope. All that matters in that moment is that someone is breaking into your home, without your consent, that you don’t want them there, and you’re going to do what you have to do to get them gone, to protect yourself, your family, and your home.

Gun rights exist to protect what is ours. Abortion does the same.


About Brittany-Ann
Brittany-Ann is a proud, self-identified feminist with fictional tendencies. She currently writes for LouisvilleKY.com and moderates at My Fault I'm Female. She smokes camels, reads Dumas, and navigates a conservative state as "one of them darn liberals."

3 Responses to Abortion and Gun Rights

  1. Jane says:

    Edited to remove threat of violence.

    • Brittany-Ann says:

      First, NO THREATS, AMBIGUOUS OR OVERT, OF VIOLENCE WILL BE PERMITTED ON THIS BLOG. I have zero tolerance for this. None. You’re banned from posting in the future. My being a gun owner and pro self-defense is NOT a declaration for violence, it is NOT endorsement of violence on those who disagree with you or me religiously, philosophically, or morally, and this is no joke.

      I don’t care how flippantly your comment was meant. This is serious. When you say that shit, you encourage the hate-mongers like Dr. Tiller’s murderer. If you meant it seriously, then you’re a hater, and that’s unacceptable. Your comment was allowed only to be used as a teaching moment for you, or anyone else who may stumble upon here.

      I don’t care what you think about abortion. Don’t have one. But your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins. But your fist-swinging still makes you a jerk. Grandstanding for shooting people you disagree with? How very noble of you. And by that, I meant disgusting. Guns are serious, deadly tools. They’re not to be played with. Ever.

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