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Abortion and Women's Rights


The issue of abortion ***** abortion rights is a contentious subject th*****t has raised a consider*****ble amount of ethical and legal debate. However the ***** of a woman to have an abortion are inextricably linked to other aspects of hum***** rights. The issue of abortion ***** should therefore not be seen in isolation but ***** be considered in conjunction with and in relation to the general issues of human and gender rights. In this context *****re cannot be an argument against ***** rights for women. There ***** also m*****y examples of social realities, such as rape, discrimination and oppression that justify the right ***** women to choose to have an abortion. The question of ***** as a ***** ***** should therefore be ***** in the larger and wider social and cultural context; as well ***** in ***** to ***** human rights *****.

Abortion and Women's Rights

***** issue of reproductive ***** is an important aspect of women's rights and is one of the central issues in human rights debated in various regions throughout ***** world. The problem of reproductive rights is therefore inextricably linked to larger women's rights ********** in that sex ***** reproduction are often used as ways of oppressing women in ***** cultures. Reproductive rights therefore refer to the issue of choice and ***** right for women and not men to decide for themselves - particularly with regard ***** their bodies and the important ********** ***** pregnancy and childbirth.

One study on this issue states the ***** in the following way.

THE RIGHT to ***** is just one aspect of a much larger issue of reproductive rights ***** *****'s right to control their own bodies and reproductive lives. Although in recent decades the battle ***** centered around the right ***** abortion, ***** includes more than the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy--but also the ***** to ***** children

***** is every woman's right) central contention of this paper is that, in the light of the relationship between women's reproductive ***** and human rights ***** general, it is argued that ***** right to ***** ***** essentially a women's prerogative. This study will explore the various arguments ***** support the right of women to choose for themselves. The central thesis can therefore be summed up as follows: the ***** to ***** ***** safe abortion and the ***** decision to terminate a pregn*****ncy forms part of and is intimately linked to the other women's rights and should ***** be ***** as an *****olated aspect, but as a necessary part of the larger issues relating to women's rights.

***** rights are defined clearly in the following quotation.

Reproductive rights include ***** ***** of all individuals to control over ***** own *****, to have sex that is consensual, free from violence ***** coercion, and to enter marriage with the free and full consent of both parties. Reproductive rights ***** essential for ***** exercise ***** their right to health. Women's ***** ***** concern the ********** that women must *****


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