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A Woman's right to choose

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A Woman's right to choose

         Women's rights arguments in favour of abortion

 

 

  1. Woman have a right to decide what to do with their bodies
  2. You can’t have gender equality without the right to have an abortion
  3. Banning abortion puts woman at risk by forcing them to use illegal abortionists
  4. The right to an abortion should be part of a group of pregnancy rights that allows woman to have a free informed choice to end a pregnancy 

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Patient’s Right to Know

Started by Mrs.B. Last reply by Chris Nov 23, 2016. 39 Replies

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Abortion – A Different Perspective

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Andy Stout Oct 7, 2016. 43 Replies

Yet another piece I wrote a LONG time ago, but considering the current attacks on a woman's right to control her own body, I think the relevance of the following still maintains.  Let me know what…Continue

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Prosecuted for Having Abortions

Started by Mrs.B. Last reply by Chris Apr 21, 2016. 7 Replies

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Comment by Stephen on February 25, 2017 at 14:10

Press Release: The Scottish Government looks to improve access to later abortion service

01/01/17

Abortion Rights welcomes reports that the Scottish Government are looking into developing a service to provide a late abortion service in Scotland

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Under the Scotland Act 2016 power and responsibility relating to abortion was devolved to the Scottish Parliament from Westminster.

Under current legislation abortions can be carried out, subject to legal requirements, up to 24 weeks gestation. However, at present women in Scotland seeking an abortion after 18 weeks gestation require to travel to England to have this procedure.

Jillian Merchant of Abortion Rights said: “We are pleased that the Scottish Government are looking into developing a service in Scotland for late abortions.

“It is unacceptable that women seeking abortion, within the legal time limits, currently require to travel out with Scotland for this healthcare procedure.

“We look forward to hearing, from the Scottish Government, the detail of how this service will be provided, in practice, and how it will ensure equality of access for all women seeking abortion.

“We hope that this will bring an end to the postcode lottery of abortion services in Scotland where there are different gestational limits for procedures throughout different Health Boards”.

“Access to safe abortion is fundamental human right for all women and we look forward to a service being provided to all women in Scotland seeking an abortion. Not a service dependent upon geographical location and ability to pay”.

ENDS

Notes to the Editor:

  • Media contact for comment and interviews Jillian Merchant (07969691618)
  • The 1967 Abortion Act, which allows women to have an abortion up until 24 weeks gestation, is a UK law inclusive of Scotland. However, as the recent study by Purcell et al highlighted, abortion for non-medical reasons is not usually permitted in Scotland after 18-20 weeks.
  • Scottish women face significant barriers’ – Access to Abortion in Scotland
  • Read our full position Statement on later abortions here
Comment by Mrs.B on February 16, 2017 at 15:08

Its gonna be a looooooooong 4 years!!!!!!

Comment by Stephen on February 16, 2017 at 11:28

'There will be more deaths': NGOs on Trump's anti-abortion rule

We asked NGOs how the reinstatement of the ‘global gag’ rule will impact what they do, and the people they work with. Here are some of the responses

‘This is not our first global gag rule rodeo – nor, sadly, is it likely to be our last.’ Photograph: Reuters

Three days after his inauguration, Donald Trump reinstated the “global gag” rule, which prohibits the use of US aid money for abortions, prevents NGOs from using private funds for abortion services, from referring women to groups that provide abortions, and even from offering information on services.

We asked NGOs around the world to tell us how the policy impacted them in the past, and what it means for their work today.

Read more= read:https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-networ...

Comment by Stephen on January 23, 2017 at 16:41

C. Stanley Photography / Arena Stage

C. Stanley Photography / Arena Stage

Roe: Can a Play Influence the Abortion Debate?

Lisa Loomer's production about the legendary Supreme Court case opens during a time of renewed uncertainty over a woman’s right to choose.

Roe, which opened at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage just days before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, is a modern kind of history play, a production that considers a crucial issue in American politics. But its playwright, Lisa Loomer, didn’t expect the timing of Roe to be quite so pointed, coinciding with the arrival of a new president opposed to abortion rights and a vacancy on the Supreme Court. “It’s daunting,” Loomer says. “I feel like the play has become accidentally urgent.”

Read more= read:https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/01/roe-arena...

Comment by Mrs.B on January 22, 2017 at 16:18

I would hope to be hearing from the wives, daughters, granddaughters, nieces, of the bloody politicians, but somehow I guess they are brainwashed too.

Comment by Stephen on January 22, 2017 at 16:15

Pro-choice demonstrators organize in Washington, DC, January 22, 2010. (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times)

Pro-choice demonstrators organize in Washington, DC, January 22, 2010. (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times)

Can the Trump-Pence Administration Overturn Roe v. Wade?

The incoming Trump-Pence administration has promised to do everything in its power to overturn the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion on January 22, 1973. The paths to doing so are complicated, but the actions of a 115th Congress dominated by vehement anti-abortion legislators thus far confirm reproductive justice advocates' concerns that the right to end a pregnancy is in jeopardy.

read:http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39172-can-the-trump-pence-admini...

Comment by Stephen on January 22, 2017 at 16:12

Supporters of Planned Parenthood gathered for the Capitol Pink Out Day 2017 rally Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Proponents rallied against House Speaker Paul Ryan’s budget bill which would halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Supporters of Planned Parenthood gathered for the Capitol Pink Out Day 2017 rally Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Proponents rallied against House Speaker Paul Ryan’s budget bill which would halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

GOP vows to defund Planned Parenthood. Reality makes that hard

If “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act is Republicans’ job one, defunding Planned Parenthood is a close second.

In fact, the two priorities might be paired. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Jan. 5 that efforts to defund the organization “would be in our reconciliation bill,” referring to a measure Congress has put on a fast track aimed at repealing major pieces of the health law.

Read more= read:http://onlineathens.com/national-news/2017-01-22/gop-vows-defund-pl...

Comment by Stephen on January 9, 2017 at 17:23

Credit Alexey Stiop, 123rf Stock Photo

Credit Alexey Stiop, 123rf Stock Photo

General Assembly Approves Anti-Abortion Bills, Awaiting Signature Of Governor

The General Assembly gave final approval to a pair of controversial anti-abortion bills on Saturday as Republicans quickly cleared conservative legislation by the end of their first week controlling the legislative process in Kentucky.

Women would be prevented from getting abortions during or after the 20th week of pregnancy under one bill. The other would require doctors performing an abortion to conduct an ultrasound of the woman and verbally describe the fetus before the procedure.

Both bills would take effect once they are signed by Gov. Matt Bevin, which he has indicated he will do.

Rep. James Tipton, a Republican from Taylorsville, voted in favor of both bills, saying that women shouldn’t terminate problematic pregnancies.

“God does not make mistakes,” Tipton said. “There are unborn children that do not have the ability to speak up for their self in defense of their life and liberty. But friends, here in the Kentucky House of Representatives we have an opportunity to be their voice”

After flipping the control of the state House of Representatives in their favor on Election Day, Republicans where in charge of both legislative chambers and the governor’s office for the first time in state history as of this week.

Lawmakers passed a handful of bills — including the anti-abortion legislation — in the first five days of the session, the shortest time to become law without suspending the rules.

Read more= read:http://wkms.org/post/general-assembly-approves-anti-abortion-bills-...

Comment by Chris on December 9, 2016 at 19:35

I wonder how many people are told they are selfish for not wanting to have children?

Gee, I though this may have  elititated conversation.

Comment by Stephen on December 8, 2016 at 17:47

When I first saw this clip on the news I was astounded but very moved.

 

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