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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.

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.

Arguments against abortion

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.

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.

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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. 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.

Arguments in favour of abortion

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.

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  • A logical argument against abortion The Apple Argument Against Abortion By Peter Kreeft I hope a reader can show me where I've gone astray in the sequence steps that constitute this argument against abortion;
  • These impatient ones are common-sensical people, uncorrupted by the chattering classes;
  • We don't experience the existence or growth or life of apples, yet we know what apples are;
  • It would save me and other pro-lifers enormous grief, time, effort, worry, prayers, and money;
  • Only two philosophies of human rights are logically possible.

If men are to achieve full sexual freedom i. 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.

  • As someone who really cares about rape victims, I want to protect them from the rapist, and from the abortion;
  • Morality is based on metaphysics Metaphysics means simply philosophizing about reality.

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. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.