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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 ***** ethical and legal debate. However the rights of a wom*****n to have an abortion are inextricably linked ***** other aspects of hum***** *****. The issue of abortion rights should therefore not be seen in isolation but should be considered in conjunction with and in relation to the general ********** of human and gender rights. In this context there cannot be an argument against abortion rights for women. There are also many examples of social realities, such as rape, discrimination and oppression that justify the right of women to choose to have an abortion. The question of ***** as a human right ***** therefore be considered in the larger and wider social and cultural *****; as well ***** in ***** to other human ***** issues.

***** and Women's Rights

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

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

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

***** is every woman's right) central contention of this paper is *****, in the light of the relationship between women's ***** rights and ***** rights ***** general, it is argued that ***** right to ***** ***** essentially a women's prerogative. This study will explore the various arguments that support ***** ***** of women to choose ***** themselves. The central thesis can therefore be summed up as follows: the right to legal ***** safe abortion and the ***** decision to terminate a pregn*****ncy forms part of and is intimately linked ***** the ***** women's *****s and should not ***** ***** as an *****olated aspect, but as a necessary part of ***** larger issues relating to women's rights.

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

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


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