Suppose a man plants a seed in my front yard, it takes root, & it starts to grow. Suppose I didn't give consent or permission for the planting. In my yard, I have rights to pull it up or let it grow, because it’s on my property. If this situation unfolds inside my body, in my flesh, blood & organs, I'm denied the right to make this decision—because my body is not considered to be my own. Explain to me again how I'm considered equal to any man, under the law?
My body matters.
My freedom matters.