The Importance Of Abortion And Anti-Reproductive Rights

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Rights, the foundation of our society. Our rights define our freedom with our political views, our money, our actions, and our bodies. We are given these rights as an understanding that we have certain levels of freedom to act how we want, speak about what we want, and protest whatever we want. However, does this mean that it is valid to protest to take away another person rights? Today in America a social protest movement to advocate anti-abortion and anti-reproductive rights is becoming an ever present issue. Fueled by both women and men, this movement advocates the revoking of women’s rights over their bodies, and therefore is not a valid movement because it discriminates only one gender of society. The anti-abortion and anti-reproductive …show more content…
By calling the movement a pro-life movement alters the perception of what they are promoting. Instead of wanting to control what a woman chooses to do with her body, instead it is promoting the idea that having an abortion is ending the life of an innocent child. Based off of primarily religious backgrounds, these protesters believe in many reasons why abortion is not “pro-choice”. From the article, 10 Reasons Why Abortion is Evil amd Not a “Pro-Choice”, by TFP Student Action they list the top ten reasons why abortion is morally wrong. Based off of the bible, the least religious reasons are “abortion offends god”, “life starts at the moment of conception”, “mankind must protect life whenever possible”, and “abortion is unsafe”. They also state some helpful facts that “the unborn baby’s heart starts beating at 20 days and the brain gives off brainwaves at 40 days” and “babies can survive outside the womb at 21 weeks”. These factors are what is used to determine death in America, so they question as to why they cannot be used to determine …show more content…
While women are physically affected men can be mentally and emotionally affected too, and allowing women to have the freedom to choose abortion could unwillingly result in trauma for men, as well as for the women. Michael Simon, a clinical psychotherapist studies and researched the impact that abortion has on male partner’s psyche, and concluded it can lead to problems that have previously not been recognized in abortion research. One of the main results for men when experiencing an abortion is the loss of his role as a father. As Simon states, “’Loss’ has been long recognized as a trigger for depression”. He further explains that this can be a physical loss as well as the loss of an ideal. As well as that Simon points out that “the male partner may feel uncomfortable at not undergoing the same perceived trauma as his partner...”, meaning that the male partner has to hide his trauma and grieving which further induces more trauma. One physical experience that men can experience, which is the least talked about effects abortion has on someone, is sexual dysfunction. It is estimated that close to sixty percent of men who have experienced a partner having an abortion have experienced erectile dysfunction of lack of

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