Whatever you may think about life and death, no one has the right to take away a free choice

 

The notion that women do not have a right over their own bodies is absurd. If they are to carry a living being inside of them for nine months, then it should be their choice to go through with it and it should also be their choice if they don’t want to go through with it. 

Being ‘pro-choice’ isn’t being ‘pro -murder’, it is simply allowing women to have the opportunity to do what they want with their bodies. 

For some, they may see no other choice, no other option, no other way out: it is something that they feel is better for the greater good, for a utilitarian purpose, so to say. There are many extremities where abortion becomes a necessary procedure to take in order to protect the mother. It may not be the most pleasant choice, but it should always remain an option for all women.

Throughout human history, women have been dismissed when expressing their own opinions. If they are able to do this however, they are shunned and not taken seriously. The one time that it is incredibly vital for a woman to take a stance and say what she wants, she is bombarded with such words as ‘murder’, ‘sinful’ and ‘unjustly’.

My opinions and ideals do not attack those who believe in ‘pro-life’; in fact, I respect those who are. However, I cannot and do not, want to imagine a world in which a woman is forced to do something she would rather not. A world where she is unable to conduct her actions and form judgements according to her own free will.

Abortion is quite possibly the last thing a woman would ever want to go through, but we cannot be the self-appointed judges for every case in the entire world. We cannot go ahead and ban an option which for some people may be their only way out.

Every woman, every man, every person is entitled to their opinion and the actions they take to care for and secure themselves. Yes, every life is precious, but who are we to judge when it places another person at risk? Who are we to say what women should or shouldn’t do with their bodies? The choice is not ours, the choice is theirs.