Speak for the Weak in this post said “I honestly think nature didn’t really intend for us to use all these birth control methods. Giving birth is a natural process, and stopping it seems to be quite complicated don’t you think?”
It reminded me of this:
A lot of anti-choice fucks like to talk about “Oh, abortion isn’t NATURAL!” or “It doesn’t happen in nature!” Aside from the glaringly obvious miscarriage….The male pipefish will abort based on the female’s level of attractiveness.
Bison abort their young due to exposure to brucellosis.
Rabbits will reabsorb their fetuses if food is scarce or they are in a high stress environment.
Fetal resorption was a symptom of vitamin E deficiency in rats, mice, guinea pigs, cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens.
Fetal resorption in dogs for reasons such as inadequate progesterone levels in the bitch, maternal infectious disease (such as brucellosis and canine herpesvirus), endometrial disorders, developmental defects in the fetus.
Bears: If the sow is not in peak condition at the onset of hibernation, her body will reabsorb the embryo and not give birth that year.
So, SFTW, you’d better get preaching to the rest of the animal kingdom because apparently a LOT of animals stop that oh so natural god given process, or maybe it IS pretty natural after all…
SFTW went on to say “… Having a baby isn’t really that bad. You’re making it seem like its the end of the world if a woman reproduces when she didn’t want to!”
Because forced birth, be it for any person with a uterus who didn’t want to become pregnant and wants to have an abortion, is just a little bump in the road, guiz. Not teh endz of teh wurldz!
Nature also made the female pelvis too small, which makes birth complicated and exposes the baby to injury during delivery. Birth is a breeze, ya’ll!
Nature didn’t intend for us to do a lot of things, like develop medicine and technology to save people’s lives, and yet, here we are! No complaints?
Stopping a pregnancy is perfectly natural, even in humans. Half or more of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, and most occur when the person didn’t even know they were pregnant.
It really bothers me when anti-choicers trivialize what they herald as one of the most monumental times in a person’s life, just to make their point. That’s not to say giving birth isn’t an amazing and life-changing event (when it’s wanted), but the cognitive dissonance is irritating.
ETA: Understanding how hormonal birth control works isn’t complicated at all, for anyone with a basic grasp on biology. Or Google. It’s very odd that this is coming from the same person who wants us to do our research.