Arguments in Favor of Pro-Choice Policy

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Amid all the talk about whether or not a woman should be permitted to have an abortion, this article gives succinct, yet powerful arguments for pro-choice.

From  amplifyyourvoice.org:

Laws against abortion do not stop abortion; they simply make it less safe. Every year, 78,000 women die from unsafe abortions.

If people want to stop abortion, they should turn to methods that do work. These include comprehensive sex education and safe, affordable contraceptives. 

Religious ideology is no foundation for any law. Freedom of religion is guaranteed to any citizen in the United States; so why would the beliefs and values of one religion mandate actual laws for all citizens? 

Reproductive choice can be the only thing that stands between a woman and poverty. There is a reason that the 1 billion poorest people on the planet are female. In sub-Saharan Africa and west Asia, women typically have five to six children, which leaves them powerless to provide for not only their own families, but themselves.

For more on pro-choice, go to amplifyyourvoice.org,

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6 thoughts on “Arguments in Favor of Pro-Choice Policy

  1. What shit is this? I cannot believe we’re still having these arguments. It simply should not be necessary to need to make these arguments. Where are we? This is less than four months from 2014…some four decades following Roe v Wade and it makes me extremely angry it wasn’t settled then.

    • The abortion issue was settled back then. It has resurfaced in recent years, along with other previously resolved issues, because of the regressive fanaticism of the Tea Party. When I say they are “crazy,” I’m not speaking metaphorically. Clinically diagnosed ASPD (i.e. sociopathy) is rising in the U.S. at an alarming rate, and virtually no one in the media is talking about it. Perhaps one quarter of the American electorate has gone berserk from decades of conservative propaganda and the incessant preaching of Christian fundamentalism to captured audiences. Anti-abortion fervor is just a symptom of this far larger problem, which is growing worse by the day.

      • Christian fundamentalism is trying to take America backwards in so many ways. I hate to speak badly about any religion, but any religion in which the believers feel they are “right” and everyone else is “wrong” is very scary and destructive to society.

  2. It is such a personal decision and an extremely difficult one.
    Why do others think that it is their right to tell anyone how to proceed.
    Just leave people alone and get out of their lives!
    If you are against abortion …….. don’t have one!

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