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(For example, you cannot be legally compelled to donate an organ, even to a person who will die without it.) Throughout the IVF process, we had opportunities to get attached to our potential offspring at every developmental stage.First, there were the eggs my partner’s ovaries were stimulated to produce at a dizzying pace, essentially fast-forwarding through a year and a half of his reproductive life.In his Theology of the Body, soon to be Saint John Paul II said, God has assigned as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman. He also assigns to every woman the dignity of every man. Lindsay King-Miller Protecting abortion access for her, especially as conservatives try to push the definition of "life" earlier and earlier, feels just as immediately personal as fighting for my own bodily autonomy. It’s fundamental to my worldview as a feminist: Every person should have the unfettered ability to control when, how, and with whom they reproduce, end of story.My reproductive rights catchphrase of choice is not “safe, legal, and rare;” it’s “free abortions on demand.” But when I married my genderqueer partner (who, like me, has a uterus), I figured the part of my life where abortion access was even theoretically a personal concern had ended.
By the end of the week, we had only three blastocysts that stood a chance of implanting in my partner’s uterus.My partner’s desperately wanted pregnancy, the result of two years of trying and an expensive round of in vitro fertilization (IVF), was totally hellish.He had intense heartburn, no appetite, and vomited so much his esophagus bled, all of which culminated in being five pounds under his pre-pregnancy weight on the day he went into labor.To me, it never really mattered whether a five-day embryo was morally the same as an infant five days after birth.The important thing, I thought, was that even if an embryo was a person, they did not have the right to another human being’s body without that human being’s consent—as no one does.