When I think of how much it is difficult being an African woman, I shiver. Then I think of how nightmarishly difficult it is to make decisions about your own body as women in a continent where men think; just because they pay lobola for women they have rights over them and every decision they make. It is even scarier if the government doesn’t allow women to make decisions about their bodies when they feel it is not favorable for them to have kids at a certain time.
In a world where women are already underrepresented, violated, raped and castigated on a daily basis, the only thing that the African governments should at least consider is allow them to do freely, is give them the rights to abort when they see it right. No everyone wants kids and not everyone dislikes them but it should be up to a woman when and at what age they would want to have kids without being forced into it by circumstances and laws.
Abortion should not be suggested by the guy who got you pregnant or any thirds party, it is not their position. The issue of abortion should be ones decision without being pressurized into it. We do not want issues of having to regret later because one was pressurized by a guy who was not ready to face his responsibilities.
Here are some of the few reasons I think abortion should be legal;
Why abortion should be legal;
At the top of it all, Abortion is about allowing woman the right to make choices about their bodies, when they want to have kids in relation to their age, financial status and relationship status. As much as we are governed by the government, it has no right whatsoever to dictate on peoples bodies.
You cant ban abortion. You can only ban safe abortionrohibiting abortion will not stop abortions; women would simply seek abortions via illegal means which are unsafe and illegal so it is better to provide women with safe and legal ways to do the abortions for economic reasons and so as not to burden an already dead healthcare system.
Raising a child is a full time job and a lifelong commitment and requires a social, emotional and mostly mental preparedness coupled with financial resources. It is not something that you just wake up one day and decide to enter into. Therefore if a person feels they are not in all those categories then it totally means the pregnancy is unwanted and keeping will only be a burden to both the child as the mother will not give the child the love and stability that the child needs
Legalizing abortion will help in preventing children having to take care of children. Forcing them to have kids just because they got pregnant at a young age will make them consider unsafe abortion which might lead them to death or permanent health defects or dependency.
The argument against abortion is a moral argument which is subjected to personal interpretation so it should never be legislated against. If one feels they do not believe in abortion then by all means don’t, but let those who believe in it be.
Scientifically and legally a fetus is not a human being or person so it cannot be ruled as murder. Because the person is not alive
Abortions prevent unwanted pregnancies which prevent child neglect and save the government resources because or social welfare to be precise from having to take care of unwanted kids
Making abortion illegal is more or less compulsory pregnancy which contradicts the quest and fight for freedom. Not everyone wants to have kids!
It is a woman’s right to choose to have or not to have a child and there shouldn’t be questions asked about that. When one starts doubting if they should carry on with the pregnancy it means they are not ready and therefore should be given the opportunity to abort if there be need to.
The anti abortion position is usually based on religious beliefs and threatens the vital separation of church and state. Religious ideology should not be a foundation for law.
If only the government could do the right thing and legalize abortion before we loose more lives! #legalizeAbortion