Why Do You Support a Woman's Right to Choose?

Why Do You Support a Woman's Right to Choose?

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  1. When I was 18, I had a choice. Without that choice, I fully believe I would have taken my life. It was a long time ago, and a complicated situation (aren't they all! ), but knowing I had some control made all the difference to me. I believe women should be able to choose what to do with their own selves. We don't need someone else making decisions about our lives. At 18, I had a choice. Simple as that.
  2. because I also support a man's right to choose. Because I simply support every individual's right to choose. Because the right to choose brings choices, consequences, thus responsibility, and growth, and a possibility for dignity and freedom
  3. Slave owners had the right to choose, but was that the most important issue? I think not. The more important issue was that these slaves were in fact human and should have been respected, treated and protected as such. Do you realize that slaves were considered 'possessions': owners had rights, slaves did not. Yes, we have rights regarding our bodies, but is that the most important issue? I think not. The more important issue is that these are in fact humans too and should be respected, treated and protected as such. Do you realize these babies are considered 'fetuses': mothers have rights, babies do not. Shouldn't we fight for babies' rights to live more than we fight for 'our bodies'?
  4. There are men who will rape their wife, girlfriend or acquaintance and then when the woman gets pregnant will beat her and tell her how stupid she is to get pregnant. We must be in control of their own body!!!
  5. Women should have equal rights over their own bodies. We should not be subjected to what other people believe, who want control over others.
  6. Why not? She is the same important part of humanity. And everybody, we know, how much & why she is necessary for us, man.
  7. It is a basic human right to have control over one's own body. Violations of human rights is a serious issue for women globally. All women need to be free. Access to birth control and abortion is one necessity for such freedom.
  8. The cost of pregnancy is pain, time, extreme stress on the woman's body, money, and (in the worst situation) the life of the mother to be. Therefore pregnancy and the choice to continue or end such a situation should forever lie solely with the woman who will bear this cost and the medical professional who is expert in the field to help her choose the best course for her future. Choice is a human right. No woman belongs to the state, for politician's to own, control, and make life decisions for. HER LIFE AND HER CHOICE ARE HERS ALONE.
  9. I'd be dead without the right to chose. It doesn't get much simpler than that.
  10. Why SHOULDN'T we? (Would anyone EVER ask that question to a man??)
  11. How can any functional human being not endorse and fight for all human rights and birthrights? The only individual who can really understand any given woman's body is the possessor of that body herself. Let's all just trust each woman individually to her own self-knowledge and be ready to help its application as we can. This subject is vast and growing, and I have alot more to say about the essentially female sexuality of planet earth itself. My time is precious, but I invite anyone thus far made curious to e-mail me as listed above.
  12. The fact that we even have to ask this question demonstrates that women are still regarded as 2nd class citizens in this country - if men could get pregnant, abortion would be regarded as a right, period. While I accept that people have differing opinions and beliefs as to when life begins, NO-ONE has the right to impose their own views on others, much less control others based on those views.
  13. I support a woman's right to choose, because I had to make that choice and because there is still such shame and stigma attached to it, very few people know. Despite using contraception, I found myself pregnant. I was in an abusive relationship with an alcoholic and everything was spiralling out of control. I had begun planning my escape but it would take time. I needed every ounce of strength to keep the two children I had, safe, fed and housed. I always wonder "what if" but I know that had I gone ahead with that pregnancy, I would not have escaped and if I was still alive, I would have been homeless and in the gutter. I saved the two children I had from wounds they would never have recovered from.
  14. Women are not chattel. They are not property. They are not children who need to be told what to do. Women are able, intelligent, and perfectly capable of making their own decisions about what happens to their bodies. Treating women in any other way except as free, independent human beings with the right to make whatever choices they wish is treating them as slaves. Women are not slaves. Ever.
  15. I support a woman's right to choose because it was my choice 4 years ago. I was terrified, but I knew that I had to have an abortion: At that time in my life, with the circumstances I was in, an abortion was my only option. So, with the help of a wonderful social worker and the supportive staff at Planned Parenthood, I had an abortion. Do I regret it? No. I am happy, healthy, and better-educated now than I was then. I would not be in the wonderful position I am in now if I had not had the right to choose what to do with my body. I can only hope every woman one day has access to the same rights I did then.
  16. I support a woman's right to choose because EVERYBODY has a right to decide what happens to and with their own body. No one, not even a fetus, has a right to use any part of a woman's body without her consent.
  17. A woman's body is her own and nobody should be able to have any power over it but the woman herself. No husband, no family, no religious entity, no stupid man invented misogynist God entity, and even less a Government!
  18. I was a counselor for child abuse and domestic violence, and I know that we can never know fully what the woman who makes this choice is feeling. I also know that women who have had abortions often remember the date the child would have been born forever. They don't take the decision lightly, but sometimes they see no other way to survive. We need to have compassion about the difficulty of the choice and the necessity for making that choice.
  19. Women are people, not possessions owned by church, state, men, other (bitchy) women, children, babies, or fetuses. Self-governing, intelligent, capable, strong, feeling, thinking, creative people, and not objects as anti-Birth Control and abortion laws say. We own ourselves, our bodies, and our life choices are our own. And anyone opposed to these choices should fight sexual against lack of sex education and sexual violence and misogyny in general--leading causes of unwanted pregnancies.
  20. Women are people, not possessions owned by church, state, men, other (bitchy) women, children, babies, or fetuses. Self-governing, intelligent, capable, strong, feeling, thinking, creative people, and not objects as anti-Birth Control and abortion laws say. We own ourselves, our bodies, and our life choices are our own. And anyone opposed to these choices should fight sexual against lack of sex education and sexual violence and misogyny in general--leading causes of unwanted pregnancies.
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