In one article about abortion, in talked about how in 2008, an estimated 86 million women had unplanned pregnancies. It also talked about how the only person that should make the decision to have an abortion should be the pregnant woman herself. Her body, her choice.
Forcing a woman to have an unwanted and unplanned pregnancy that could be life-threatening is very dangerous and puts her life in jeopardy. Having access to safe abortion services can save that woman’s life. One article says, “denying women access to abortion is a form of gender discrimination.” This is said because laws restricting abortion prevents women from exercising their human rights or fundamental freedoms. This is on the basis of equality with men.
Another article talked about how women have a moral right to do what they want with their own bodies. It is vital for gender equality for women to have this right. Banning abortion only puts women with unplanned pregnancies in a positiion where they might go use unsafe and illegal practices. In this debate of banning abortions we should look at women as people and not just as a “container for the foetus.”