The life of a woman is more important than an 8-cell embryo. She should be able to decide what happens to her own body. Prevention of unwanted pregnancy through birth control, abstinence, etc. is of course preferable. Adoption is also a great option in addition to better support services for parents. But ruling out abortion altogether seems pretty severe a solution, considering all the reasons why women terminate pregnancies. I'm okay with banning late-term abortions as long as there are exceptions for the mother's life and health. Let's put the moms first and trust them to make the best decisions for themselves and their children.
Since no one is being forced by the government to have an abortion, I'm not sure I see your point. One of the major points of the article is that women should be trusted enough to make their own reproductive decisions--without coercion either way. That includes the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy within legal bounds. Would you prefer we go back to the days of wire hangers and dead women?
It's too bad some people are using this forum as a way to attack women's reproductive choices. Seems contradictory to one of the major themes of these articles. Did you not get anything else from these pieces?
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