Why Women Must Have Free Choice in Reproductive Decisions

Why Women Must Have Free Choice in Reproductive Decisions

Pro Choice (Why Women Must Have Free Choice in Reproductive Decisions)

Pro Choice tells the following and moral view that a woman should have total power over her fertility and the option to continue or terminate a pregnancy. This entails the assurance of reproductive rights, which includes power to sexual education; access to safe and legal abortion, contraception, and fertility treatments; and legal protection from forced abortion. Individuals and organizations who support these positions make up the pro-choice movement.

Some people who are pro-choice see abortion as a last resort and focus on a number of situations where they feel abortion is a necessary option. Among these situations are those where the woman was raped, her health or life (or that of the fetus) is at risk, incest, contraception was used but failed, or she feels unable to raise a child. Some pro-choice moderates, who would otherwise be willing to accept certain restrictions on abortion, feel that political pragmatism compels them to oppose any such restrictions, as they could be used to form a slippery slope against all abortions. The two main points I will focus on will be incest and abortions in women who were raped, that will give an utilitarian point of view.
Rape is an terrible crime to commit it is also harder for the victim if that crime is followed with conception of a fetus. First it is important to define terms. This issue concerns assault, or forcible, rape, not consensual, not marital rape. In recent years semantics have muddied the water, particularly regarding "date rape."

Rape is the forcible imposition of a man on a woman for sexual intercourse. Whether it occurs behind the bushes or on a date, it should be reported to the police and charges filed. We must approach this with great compassion. The woman has been subjected to an ugly trauma, and she needs love, support and help. But she has been the victim of one violent act. Unquestionably, many would return the...

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