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A debate as to whether abortion should be opposed or not

Print this page Women's rights arguments against abortion Not all who support women's rights support abortion, and many of them are active in trying to promote practical solutions to the causes that drive women to abortion.

Some join other pro-life advocates and say that the right to life should always outweigh the right of an individual to equality or to control their own body.

  1. So abortion on demand is vital if men are to be able to have women on demand, and thus men are arguing for abortion so that they can continue to exploit women.
  2. If men are to achieve full sexual freedom i.
  3. They say that what women need for equality is not free access to abortion but to be given what they need to survive financially and socially as mothers.
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But others raise arguments that are specifically related to women's rights: Abortion does not free women Some argue that abortion does not liberate women, but allows society not to cater to women's needs.

They say that what women need for equality is not free access to abortion but to be given what they need to survive financially and socially as mothers: Abortion sidesteps oppression of women Others oppose abortion because it provides a way of side-stepping other real issues that should be addressed.

Arguments against abortion

One writer put it like this: There are women who are raped and become pregnant; the problem is that they were raped, not that they are pregnant.

There are women who are starving who become pregnant; the problem is that they are starving, not that they are pregnant.

  • They argue that men see the risk of pregnancy as something that stops men having sex when they want it;
  • We believe in a woman's right to control her body, and she deserves this right no matter where she lives, even if she's still living inside her mother's womb;
  • There are women in abusive relationships who become pregnant; the problem is that they are in abusive relationships, not that they are pregnant;
  • Megan Clancy Abortion damages women Some people oppose abortion because it can damage the long-term physical and emotional health of women who have an abortion.

There are women in abusive relationships who become pregnant; the problem is that they are in abusive relationships, not that they are pregnant. Megan Clancy Abortion damages women Some people oppose abortion because it can damage the long-term physical and emotional health of women who have an abortion.

  • There are women who are raped and become pregnant; the problem is that they were raped, not that they are pregnant;
  • But others raise arguments that are specifically related to women's rights:

Top Abortion violates feminist principles Some feminists oppose all forms of violence, including abortion, because they are inconsistent with the core feminist principles of justice, non-violence and non-discrimination. We believe in a woman's right to control her body, and she deserves this right no matter where she lives, even if she's still living inside her mother's womb. Feminists for Life Abortion is a male plot Yet another group object to abortion because they see it as a male plot.

In fact many of this group don't object to abortion; they want people to be aware that men often support abortion for a thoroughly bad reason. They argue that men see the risk of pregnancy as something that stops men having sex when they want it.

If men are to achieve full sexual freedom i.

  • Some join other pro-life advocates and say that the right to life should always outweigh the right of an individual to equality or to control their own body;
  • Some join other pro-life advocates and say that the right to life should always outweigh the right of an individual to equality or to control their own body.

So abortion on demand is vital if men are to be able to have women on demand, and thus men are arguing for abortion so that they can continue to exploit women. This was one of the reasons that 19th century feminists opposed abortion: This point of view is cogently argued in chapter 3 of Right Wing Women by Andrea Dworkinthe relevant part of which is online.

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