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Abortion is a woman’s moral choice, not a crime

I have a column in the Dom Post today, about abortion.

Abortion is a woman’s moral choice, not a crime

Why the level of surveillance? It’s because we don’t trust women to make decisions for themselves. Abortion has been treated as a matter of morality, but instead of allowing the people concerned to make moral decisions, we have insisted that they get opinions from other people first. …

When we deny women the right to make decisions about abortion for themselves, then we deny women’s autonomy. We say that women are not capable of making moral judgments, and that they are not autonomous adults.

2 responses to “Abortion is a woman’s moral choice, not a crime

  1. SM August 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

    And the first three commenters (anti-abortion) are Paul, Shaun and Bill. Sigh.

  2. Catt August 29, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I think there should be more articles like this everywhere, and brought to people’s attention, a woman is perfectly capable of making a decision that, ultimately, is life changing, by herself and of her own accord.

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