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A Fetus Is Not Equal To A Woman

In Ireland a corpse has more body autonomy than a pregnant woman.

So the zygote/blastocyst/embryo or fetus is seen as being equal to a fully grown human under Irish law — with only one right — the right “life”. Which effectively means the right to be carried in the woman’s body — with or without her consent. This places women (and intersex and transmen) with unwanted pregnancies in the unenviable situation of having something within their body that now has legal rights of it’s own, and a legal right to be carried to term for as long as the pregnant person remains in Ireland.

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Taryn De Vere

Joy bringer, writer, podcaster, mother of 5, colourful fashionista