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. We are co-creators with God and are moral agents. Women have abortions for good reasons, whether they be psychological, emotional, intellectual, physical, financial &/or spiritual.
  2. I believe it is my right to make any decisions that relates to MY BODY, it may be to carry or not a pregnancy, a mastectomy, a tattoo or any other decision and NO ONE has a right to tell me otherwise. When it was time for me to make a choice, I decided for life, but it was ME, without any pressure from any one or entity that made that important decision. We don't tell me when to do a VASECTOMY or prohibit them from doing it, why are they telling us when and if we can???? CONTROL, CONTROL, CONTROL, this is only about control, first the CHURCH (controlled by MAN) instilling fear in women, THEN DOCTORS AND POLITICIANS. LEAVE US ALONE, WE ARE SMART ENOUGH TO MAKE OUR OWN DECISIONS!!!!!!!
  3. I Think That Women had same Capacity to make Moral Choices.
  4. In my great-grandma's days there was no Birth Control so she was burdened with child after child. When her husband died she didn't know what she'd do. No woman should face that. In my grandma's time there was no access to BC except unsafe, illegal abortions and the last time she was pregnant she got one. She had children at home, limited money, and her health would decline too much with another birth--it might be death or jail. No woman should face that. In my mother's time there were more limited BC options and access than today but there were some. My mother got an abortion the second time she was pregnant because it was the wrong time, the wrong man, and not enough money to provide for another child. She later went on to have more kids years later with a better guy. Her abortion was safe and legal. THAT is what women everywhere should have.
  5. If a woman has no control over her body and the timing of her children, she has much higher barriers than any man to achieving her educational, financial, and personal potential. Reproductive rights are essential—to women's rights and to human rights.
  6. We deserve autonomy over own our bodies and our own life decisions
  7. Each individual woman knows best whether or not she wants a child, or another child. We do not need to have children to make our mothers or fathers or husbands or anyone else happy. We should have children because they are wanted, can be raised in safety and security and love. If I had my choice, pregnancy would only occur if the woman/girl/female were ready and wanted to be pregnant. It would not be like it is now where we have to make sure that we can avoid becoming pregnant by taking steps which may endanger our health and which do not always work.
  8. I know better than anyone else my health, my intentions, my stamina, my financial status, and my ability to carry and raise a child well. My right to control my body and take all those factors is inherent in my being, and no stranger, whether doctor or politician, has any business standing in the way of my decision, regardless of what that may be.
  9. It is her body so therefore it should be her right, not the governments. Talk about Hitler, all you governors want is to control our freedom and they are so mean about it that it is sickening. Don't let them take our rights away, state by state. Women deserve better.
  10. It is sad that we "won" this fight 40 years ago, and our rights are still being degraded state by state, undermined, overturned, with new laws trying to overturn our rights being introduced on a frequent basis. Check out these films about our Choice at Risk at http://www.concentric.org/films/choice.html. Personal stories of before Roe v. Wade, and personal stories of abortion in the US today. These were all done by documentary filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman. Free to download too, to post and share. These films have changed people's views on choice!
  11. The right to choose is a private matter and a health issue. Only the people involved - the woman, her chosen health professional and, depending upon circumstances, the biological father should be involved. The government has no place in this decision nor do politicians or religious institutions,
  12. Motherhood is an enormous commitment and should always be a choice. There are far too many unwanted children in the world already. Every child should be cherished. Women must be in charge of their own bodies. It is beyond arrogance for anyone to assume a woman is not capable of understanding what she should do with her own body.
  13. A woman's body is hers to make decisions for.
  14. I support women choose , I believe that women has the right to their own body. We should continue fighting for the right of women to comprehensive reproductive health care.
  15. I support a woman's right to choose because not only is it her body, but it is also her life.
  16. I support the right of women to choose because I purely believe that women has the right to their own body, and it's their body is at stake if ever something happen. The reproductive health of a women is the responsibility of all, they are the producer of the next generation for production force.
  17. I support every woman's right to choose because she is a human being who deserves to be treated as such and because I trust women to make their own decision about their health. We are not commodities, property, mere seed vessels, nor do we exist for the sole purpose of: serving others, being a convenient target for sexual violence during peacetime and during war, nor as a tool used by political and religious forces to control our bodies and the most private aspects of our lives. Sadly, much of society everywhere in the world still finds the practice of disrespecting women via control, abuse, or worse, to be acceptable. And easier than trying to change perceptions, laws, and standing up for women. A woman is not free until and unless she has full bodily integrity and can make her own decisions about her health.
  18. I hadn't really thought about it in that way before because to me it just seemed "normal" or self evident that it was a woman's right to choose. In the same way that it is everybody's right to exercise control over their own bodies. If a woman was in a committed relationship I would expect that they and their partner would discuss it like they would many other aspects of their relationship but, ultimately, it would be the woman's choice.
  19. I am old enough to remember when, right here in New York City, it was so common for a woman or girl to be found exsanguinated in a back alley or stairwell from a botched abortion attempt, that it was only newsworthy if that woman was white or middle class. No person, church or state has the right to compel reproduction or violate any person's absolute sovereignty over their own body. It should not even be open to debate. Patriarchy is rooted in control and subjugation. All people are obliged to confront and oppose this.
  20. I SUPPORT THE VIEW THAT IT IS A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE.FIRST, SHE IS AN ADULT CAPABLE OF MAKING CHOICES.SECOND, IT IS HER BODY AS SHE IS THE ONE THAT BEARS THE ACHES AND PAINS OF PREGNANCIES.SHE IS THE PRINCIPAL FACTOR THAT DETERMINES THE BEHAVIORAL PATTERN OF THE CHILD AT AN EARLY AGE AND ALSO SUPERVISE THE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD. IN THE AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHERE POLYGAMY IS PRACTICED, THE FINANCIAL BURDEN ALWAYS FALLS ON THE WOMEN TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN. POLYGAMY IS THE PRACTICE WHERE A MAN IS ALLOWED TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE WIFE AT A TIME.THE RESULT IS THAT THE HUSBAND MORE OFTEN THAN NOT IS INCAPABLE OF PROVIDING FOR THE FAMILY BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO MANY WIVES AND TOO MANY CHILDREN.
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