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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

Tags: perspective, Roe v Wade, abortion

Prosecuted for Having Abortions

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

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Comment by Mrs.B on June 19, 2018 at 14:38

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Pro Choice and Bodily Autonomy
This is one of the best pro choice/women’s rights arguments I’ve heard.
“In our society, we grant bodily autonomy to all members of society. What this means is that you have no rights to my body and vice versa. We extend these rights to corpses. If I am not a registered organ donor, doctors cannot harvest organs from my body even if they would save the lives of multiple patients. Because my express permission was not given during my life, no one has the right to my organs after my death.
We can take this further. If my daughter is stricken with a disease and the only way for her to survive is for me to give her a kidney, I cannot be forced to do so. It may well be morally superior for me to do so and for my kids I would be willing to do so, but this is not a legal requirement. If my child needed to be connected to me via machine for six months to stay alive, I would again be under no legal obligation to undergo that procedure. While I may feel a moral (or other) obligation to undergo this procedure, I am in no legal way required to do so.
What this means is that a woman who is pregnant must consent to allow the fetus to use her body, and consent can be withdrawn at any time. If you deny this and thus force women to remain pregnant, you are literally—not figuratively, giving more bodily autonomy rights to a corpse than you are to a living woman”.

Comment by Mrs.B on June 17, 2018 at 15:08

Abortion is between a woman & her dr., not religious dolts.

Comment by Stephen on June 17, 2018 at 14:11

The Roman Catholic Church is on the wrong side of history when it comes down to Abortion.

Pope Francis says abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi-era eugenics

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/pope-francis-says-abortion-is-...

Comment by Stephen on May 26, 2018 at 12:17

Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails 'quiet revolution'

The Irish prime minister has hailed his country's "quiet revolution" as early results point to a "resounding" vote for overturning the abortion ban.
Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of reforming the law.
"The people have spoken. They have said we need a modern constitution for a modern country," he said.
Exit polls suggest about 69% voted to repeal a part of the constitution that effectively bans terminations.

Mr Varadkar, who campaigned in favour of liberalisation, said: "What we've seen is the culmination of a quiet revolution that's been taking place in Ireland over the past 20 years."
The taoiseach (prime minister) added that Irish voters "trust and respect women to make the right choices and decisions about their own healthcare".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44265492

Comment by Stephen on May 17, 2018 at 21:43

Lead for Irish Abortion Reform Narrows With Eight Days to Go

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters who favor liberalizing abortion laws maintain a strong lead with eight days to go until a referendum, but the gap over those who oppose the change is narrowing, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.
Irish voters will be asked on May 25 whether to liberalize the abortion laws. It is the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul one of the world's strictest regimes, which has long divided the once deeply Catholic nation.
The Irish Times/MRBI poll found that 44 percent would vote to repeal an amendment to the constitution that enshrines the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child, with 32 percent opposed.

A further 17 percent are undecided, with 5 percent not intending to vote and 2 percent refusing to answer. Of the undecided voters, 31 percent said they were "leaning towards" repealing, with 24 percent leaning toward keeping the amendment.
When the same poll asked three weeks ago whether voters would support a change allowing the government to legislate for abortion on request up to 12 weeks - the regime it hopes to introduce after the vote - 47 percent were in favor and 28 percent against.
The poll shows a strong conviction among those who have already decided with 65 percent "absolutely never going to change my mind" and 22 percent "extremely unlikely to change my mind".
Support for change was strongest among younger voters, women and those living in urban voters.
(Reporting by Graham Fahy; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)
Copyright 2018 Thomson Reuters.

Comment by Stephen on May 17, 2018 at 21:25

Ireland: divided by abortion | The Economist

Comment by Chris on May 1, 2018 at 1:40

It should be common knowledge that abortion rates and the number of children a woman (family has to raise without the means) goes down when women have more education and birth control is available.

It's shamefull that there are still families such as the Turpin 13.

http://www.oxygen.com/the-turpin-13-family-secrets-exposed

Here's a Wiki link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turpin_case

Why didn't the other family members know? Perhaps because they all had the same mental disease of Pentacostol preachers and the culture that went along with it.

Comment by Stephen on April 30, 2018 at 5:22

Comment by Stephen on April 29, 2018 at 14:42

Amen sister

Comment by Mrs.B on April 29, 2018 at 14:41

So there!

 

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