Most people view abortion as a political issue.
For me, it stands as a personal issue. In just a short amount of time, women's rights have improved, but oppression still occurs throughout modern society.
It disguises itself as equality and choice, when ultimately it leaves women with less freedoms than deserved.Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 15:51 Read more...
This domination of women's personal liberties exists in the form of abortion. The prevailing argument of pro-choice supporters remains that women deserve the right to choose for themselves.
However, too often the women who are faced with the terrifying uncertainty of an unplanned pregnancy believe they are left with no option other than abortion. Family and friends tell them they cannot do it, or that it will ruin their life. Abusive partners threaten them. Society leaves an unforgiving stigma on them, making them feel like they are less of a person.
The United States of America ranks number one for the total number of abortions per year in the western world.
It ranks number four in the world overall. Why, in the United States, do women feel so compelled to commit such an act? Certainly it is not their fault, but rather the fault of society for failing them.