The hotspot of America’s anti-abortion bill, which has been discussed vigorously before, is feared to be over. After flogging the feudal forces of many American emperors and expressing their anger, they actually reflected a bigger problem.
In fact, this is not entirely a woman’s autonomy of the body vs. patriarchal naarative control. Yesterday, I saw an analysis on Quillette. There are a few things worth considering.
– It’s not just men who oppose abortion. Conservative women also oppose abortion. Likewise, there are many left-wing men who support abortion. In other words, conservative women will also pro-life, feel that their belly is "life". A PRRI survey found that conservative women were even "more willing to express anti-abortion tendencies" than men.
Although the values of religion and conservatism can hardly be separated from the patriarchal discourse system, at least in the United States, the issue of abortion is still a political value influenced by religion, followed by religious ethics. More than 70% of people who go to church every week are against abortion; 20% of people, men and women, say they won’t vote for candidates who don’t show pro-life.
In this case, you can talk to them energetically about "women’s rights". In fact, it’s a bit of a chicken-and-duck talk.
The key lies in the degree to which the embryo is life. Catholicism/Christianity is more tortoise-haired in this respect, believing that the moment of fertilization is the moment when God instructs life to take shape. So the Catholic Church has always been very opposed to stem cell research, believing that killing experimental embryos is homicide. On the contrary, Islam, which is more dogmatic about women’s rights and interests, is not so strict about abortion, and believes that the age of abortion is acceptable within 120 days.
But on the other hand, not everyone is so dedicated to religious ethics. There are many things to consider in reality, and there is no room for compromise. Sixty percent of Americans support abortion within three months of age, including many who consider themselves pro-life.
Unfortunately, the political tendency now is to push both sides to the extreme, diluting what can be discussed and refined in the middle, and then turning it into black and white advocacy, fixing on a value. This is the case in Alabama and Georgia, under the banner of pro-life, whose main purpose is actually to defend the political values of the right (not to care about what pregnant women really think). Apart from criticizing "patriarchy", the left seems to have no other way to win the support of the swing crowd in the middle.
I’m sorry to say so.
PS: As a Chinese who grew up in a secular environment, there is no way to feel the influence of religious ethics. But as a sociologist, I think that the real situation of people should be given priority, including the difficulty of understanding the value of progress and negotiating "public opinion" and "tradition".
PS2: Tear-proof, everything caught me in the corner of my speech and started a crazy moral decline: "Do you think XXX is right? "All comments are carefully handled.