Print this page Women's rights All of women's aspirations--whether for education, work, or any form of self-determination--ultimately rest on their ability to decide whether and when to bear children. Susan Faludi Denying women the right to abortion makes women bear all the hardship and blame for unwanted pregnancies, ignoring the fact that men bear responsibility too, and that many unwanted pregnancies result from unwanted intercourse.
Women's rights arguments in favour of abortion Here are some of the women's rights arguments in favour of abortion: We should therefore give great consideration to her rights and needs as well as those of the unborn. Pro-choice women's rights activists do not take a casual or callous attitude to the foetus; the opposite is usually true, and most of them acknowledge that choosing an abortion is usually a case of choosing the least bad of several bad courses of action.
Top Abortion affects women disproportionately Abortion is an important element of women's rights because women are more affected by the abortion debate than men, both individually if they are Abortion a womens natural right an abortion and as a gender.
Pregnancy has an enormous effect on the woman involved. A pregnancy to a woman is perhaps one of the most determinative aspects of her life.
It disrupts her body. It disrupts her education. It disrupts her employment. And it often disrupts her entire family life. And we feel that, because of the impact on the woman, this … is a matter which is of such fundamental and basic concern to the woman involved that she should be allowed to make the choice as to whether to continue or to terminate her pregnancy.
If abortion rights are denied, then a constraint is imposed on women's freedom to act in a way that is of great importance to them, both for its own sake and for the sake of their achievement of equality; and if the constraint is imposed on the ground that the foetus has a right to life from the moment of conception, then it is imposed on a ground that neither reason nor the rest of morality requires women to accept, or even to give any weight at all.
Judith Jarvis Thomson Top Bodily rights Many people regard the right to control one's own body as a key moral right. If women are not allowed to abort an unwanted foetus they are deprived of this right.
The simplest form of the women's rights argument in favour of abortion goes like this: This leads some people to claim is that it is unethical to ban abortion because doing so denies freedom of choice to women and forces 'the unwilling to bear the unwanted'.
Opponents of this argument usually attack the idea that a foetus is 'part' of a woman's body. They argue that a foetus is not the same sort of thing as a leg or a liver: A second objection to this argument is that people do not have the complete right to control their bodies.
All people are subject to various restrictions on what they do with their bodies - and some of these restrictions laws against suicide or euthanasia are just as invasive. Childbearing, freedom and equality The women's liberation movement sees abortion rights as vital for gender equality.
They say that if a woman is not allowed to have an abortion she is not only forced to continue the pregnancy to birth but also expected by society to support and look after the resulting child for many years to come unless she can get someone else to do so.
They argue that only if women have the right to choose whether or not to have children can they achieve equality with men: Furthermore, they say, women's freedom and life choices are limited by bearing children, and the stereotypes, social customs, and oppressive duties that went with it.
They also regard the right to control one's own body as a key moral right, and one that women could only achieve if they had were entitled to abort an unwanted foetus. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood In summary:Whether you think women should have the right to abortion or not, you can find support for either side.
Many individuals take the side of anti-abortion or pro-life which means they don't think women should have the right to abort an unborn child.
Human Rights - Abortion, a woman’s right Introduction Occasionally, for political, religious, health or feminist reasons, the debate on the abortion issues is disclosed, the debate of this social scourge that is present in every society. Natural abortion gives women the right to have reproductive choice at home with abortifacients that are used across the world and throughout history.
The right to receive an abortion violates natural law. “Reproductive rights” and abortion violate natural law on every level.
LifeNews Note: Katie McCann is the Communications intern at Ohio Right to Life. Clearly, Jane's right to control her own body does not extend to her fetus. A woman's right to bodily autonomy does not go that far.
If it is not true that a woman's right to control her body encompasses a right to control what happens to her fetus, then the argument for abortion rights is fatally flawed. Ironically, the choice of abortion assures that something like , females in the United States each year don’t have the right to choose what they do with their bodies.
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