Bill Nye Uses Science To Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights
It has been a pretty shitty year for women’s reproductive rights in this country, I think we can all agree. When so much progression has been made for LGBT rights, Trans Rights and more, the Right still wants to attack the decisions that women make with regards to women and reproduction. Laws are getting worse, and it’s VERY backwards.
Bill Nye (the Science Guy) concurs, and asked that we “please stop telling women what to do with their bodies” in his latest episode of Big Think.
Contrary to many arguments about abortion, Nye uses hard science and facts to explain why our choices should be our own:
“If you’re going to say when an egg is fertilized, it therefore has the same rights as an individual, then whom are you going to sue?” Whom are you going to imprison? Every woman who has had a fertilized egg pass through her? Every guy whose sperm has fertilized an egg but it didn’t become a human? Recommending or insisting on abstinence has been completely ineffective. Closing abortion clinics, not giving women access to birth control has not been a way to lead to healthier societies.”
Watch his amazing video here:
“When it comes to women’s rights with respect to their reproduction, I think you should leave it to women.”
Amen, Bill. Thank you for saying what we have been trying to say forever.