I’ve been on twitter today, commenting a lot, which is unusual. I have got myself in a “conversation”, if we can call a conversation a back-and-forth where you cannot see the comment before the last one and you don’t know what you’re responding to sometimes. Twitter isn’t designed for conversations but for gotchas.
Lila Rose tweeted about the poor baby that a celebrity male couple have adopted through surrogacy, and commented that she felt sympathy for the loss this child has already experienced. At one point I added,”Adopting a child who has lost parents is a noble act. Creating a child to be separated from its parents is the opposite of noble. Both types of children have suffered tragic losses but we should not inflict them.”
Oh my goodness. Among the usual suspects of replies one should expect in response to such playbook issues, I also received replies which asserted the following:
The child is part of the mother’s body and she can do what she wants with it
After the child is born, she can still do what she wants with her property
A woman can donate her baby just as she can donate an organ
The baby is dependent on the mother’s body so yes it it her body
Until we have Brave New a World babies which are not dependent on the woman, women can do whatever the f they want with their babies
A baby is part of her body yes it is all science says so
I argued that neither children nor fetuses are possessions, nor slaves, but to no avail. I’m scared.