A woman has a right to choose to control her own body

A woman has a right to choose to control her own body

Category : Naya Blog

A Pregnancy is one of the determinative aspects of a woman’s life.  Pregnancy disrupts a woman’s body, it disrupts her education, it disrupts her career, it disrupts her employment and disrupts her entire family life. Because of these impacts of pregnancy to a woman’s life, we should let women decide or choose whether to keep a pregnancy or terminate it.

Every human being has the right to own their bodies and no one has the right to dictate to you on what to do with your body. Women have a moral right to decide on what to do with their bodies and what stays inside their bodies. A fetus is part of the woman’s body and therefore a woman has the right to abort the fetus when she feels she is not ready to be a mother.

No woman can call herself free until when she is able to choose consciously without the influence of external factors on whether to be a mother or not.  If a woman has no power over when and how she has sex and when and how she bears children, she will not be able to realize and achieve her full rights to own her body including the right to decide whether or not to carry a fetus to birth.

Women need the right to choose and to make decisions about what they do to their bodies and deserve safe methods of doing the things they want to do. Equality is nonexistent if the body of a woman is left in the hands of a man or the government.

By Michael Okun Oliech

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