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. Motherhood is NOT punishment but rather a gift that women alone should be able to embrace as they responsibly and with care they contribute to their own as well as communities' well being. This is 21st century and it is an injustice and intrinsically oppressive to treat women as if they were perpetual minors, incapable of making right moral choices. As early as 18th century 'feminist' ethicist like Mary Wollstonecraft argued that if it were not for the disparities in education that favored men, women had same capacity to make moral choices. The erroneous patriarchal thinking that women could only obey rules imposed on them was challenged even then. Every woman has the right and responsibility to make their own choices regarding when to have sex, to have a baby and when to access sexual and reproductive heath care including family planning.
  2. Motherhood is NOT punishment but rather a gift that women alone should be able to embrace as they responsibly and with care they contribute to their own as well as communities' well being. This is 21st century and it is an injustice and intrinsically oppressive to treat women as if they were perpetual minors, incapable of making right moral choices. As early as 18th century 'feminist' ethicist like Mary Wollstonecraft argued that if it were not for the disparities in education that favored men, women had same capacity to make moral choices. The erroneous patriarchal thinking that women could only obey rules imposed on them was challenged even then. Every woman has the right and responsibility to make their own choices regarding when to have sex, to have a baby and when to access sexual and reproductive heath care including family planning.
  3. My story is one of easy access, but challenges with cost and health insurance coverage. Many patients aren't even as lucky as I was to have a primary care doctor I knew and trusted to help me navigate the process of terminating and unplanned, unwanted pregnancy. My story ( http://katiespeak.com/2012/02/06/choice/ ) should be the baseline from which we build better access, better coverage, better support, paid time off work, etc. world-wide.
  4. HUMAN BEINGS -male and female (and, as far as I'm concerned, ALL beings) should have and deserve to have equal rights. The planet needs ALL of us
  5. Yes, I support. I do not accept "sin of silence," I am the "risk of public speech" because it is the only way to ensure the right of women to choose. As the situation in one state and society changes, so changes the rights of women to choose Issues of women's rights and gender issues should be returned to the political agenda of the debate on peace and security in order to gain political support, financial assistance and cooperation that will lead to the full and equal participation of women in the "enjoyment" of human rights. In recent years, international attention and funds for issues of women's human rights and gender are not the focus of interest. The three most important obstacles to the realization of women's human rights in my country are: • Patriarchal culture and traditional prejudices • Gender-based violence (rape in war and domestic violence are not recognized as The security threat) • The marginalization of women in public policy
  6. Desde Puerto Rico. Porque las mujeres tenemos que ser libres en nuestra sexualidad y decidir cuando queremos ser madres y cuando no y seguir nuestros propios sentimientos. Tenemos y queremos vivir libres sin que el estado, las iglesias y demás entidades de la sociedad nos impongan nada, FUERA DE NUESTROS CUERPOS.
  7. When I was young I got pregnat and was afraid of my father would do, if He would beat me up or worse. So I had no choice but go to a clandestine clinic because abortion it was (and it is untill today) forbiden. Nobody should suffer like I suffered.
  8. Her body, her choice--it's that simple.
  9. If I hadn't had the right to choose about 40 years ago, I wouldn't be here and able to comment on this, and my daughter would have grown up without a mother. Denying an abortion for any reason is going to kill women who otherwise would have lived.
  10. Women are not children, women are not owned, women are adults and are capable of making decisions for themselves.
  11. because women's rights are human rights which are indivisible and inaleanable and no one has to decide or choose for them
  12. El derecho a elegir sobre la propia sexualidad y sobre nuestra maternidad (si se quiere o no ser madre, cuándo, cómo y con quién se comparte esa responsabilidad) es condición de nuestra libertad, dignidad como seres humanos, y libre desarrollo de nuestra personalidad. La maternidad condiciona nuestro uso del tiempo, nuestras posibilidades laborales, nuestra disponibilidad para la participación política y social; qué menos que poder decidir sobre ella. Si los hombres parieran ¿se cuestionarían ser ellos los que decidiesen?
  13. violence will never be eliminated until women have power and ownership over their own bodies. it is an inappropriate belief that endorsing women's reproductive rights will open the door to more abortions and undermine the role of the family.Giving women right to choose does not mean that they will seek abortions.Giving women access to family planning does not mean they won't have children. Abortion does not kill babies or children.It is only performed before a person is formed and long before viability or conciousness,which is the ultimate determination of personhood.
  14. Why do I support a woman's right to choose? Because in the 21st century we shouldn't have to ask this question.
  15. I support the right to choose because this is MY body and nobody else has the right to make decisions about this body but me.
  16. I support a woman's right to choose because I trust and have confidence in women. Throughout history women have been the caretakers of families thus perpetuating the well being of society. They are the protector of children yet women and children are the most vulnerable. What other choices does man make that are acceptable that puts women and children at risk. This choice debate like many is not about life it's about control.
  17. I support every woman's right to choose because women have too been slaved to having children throughout the course of their lives, without any control over how many or when. Control over sexual intercourse has also often historically been in jeopardy for women, too often forcing them to bear children when they are: physically incapable, do not desire it, the child is the result of rape, and/or when they are unable economically to support that child, leading to women losing their lives in childbirth, and/or children growing up in poverty, unwanted or resented. Women have often been forced to attempt extreme, life-endangering, illegal or socially condemned abortions. A woman's body is her own. She deserves full and unfettered control over her sexual activity, and every aspect of reproduction. If we are to avoid the repercussions of overpopulation, we must make basic, structural changes to the way we treat the planet and one another. It's time.
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