In the article, “My Body, My Choice: Why Overruling Roe vs Wade Is Not a Pro-Life Movement” (Regional Health– Americas 2022) I learned that preventing abortions equates to denying women and girls the right to receive proper health care. The restrictions imposed on women’s reproductive rights are putting their safety in jeopardy due to the fact they are forcing these women to undergo unsafe abortion procedures given that they can no longer have access to safe abortion care. These inadequate abortion practices can lead to serious mental and physical health consequences and cause between 4.7 and 13.2 percent of maternal deaths globally.
I believe that being able to exercise the choice of abortion should be a human right. Abortion in my opinion is crucial to taking charge of your life and health. Keeping abortion safe and legal protects the health of pregnant people and preserves their human right to make personal medical and life choices. I believe that restrictive laws lead to unsafe care. Most of all I believe that when abortion is a choice for women, it saves lives.
As I continue to learn more about abortion, I would like to know what would abortion compromise look like.