When I don't go to a man
Special Rappporteur to the United Nations, Anand Grover, released a statement in 2011 calling for the worldwide legalisation of abortion. He argued that the continued criminalisation of this medical practice has led to a systematic abuse of women's human rights – including the rights to life, health and equality.
I believe its a right that any woman should have, thats why its called pro-choice, that its a woman's choice to choose. In a country, like Pakistan where people dont have equal rights, lack of basic necessities, increase in sexual assaults, marital rape, forced marriages, access to poor healthcare, education, its a crime to bring unwanted children who cant be taken care properly and PLEASE keep the God argument to yourself.
Yes, its a right that women should have! Esp in a country where there is not even proper access to contraceptive knowledge and safe sex products, where doctors and primary health care providers are even judgmental moral police, like most of you.
In 2010, Dr. Sorush's team conducted a study to monitor MDG 5 themes in Pakistan. "Our research showed that even doctors frequently turn away women seeking abortions, because they see these procedures as sinful," Sorush says. "But it is not a question of morality. It is a question of health –and everyone has a right to health."
Pakistani Men shouldnt be propagating abortion only when they want to hide their sin or dont wanna get caught or when they are cowards to take responsible for their actions (premarital sex). It is not just a woman's responsibility to take care of her sexual health, but its her partner's as well.
According to Guttmacher Institute, 890,000 women have unsafe abortions annually in Pakistan. Eight hundred of these women will die and a further 197,000 will be hospitalised due to complications."The problem is that there is no legal cover for these procedures," Fauzia Viqar, Head of Advocacy at the Shirkat Gah women's resource centre, condemns the current legal situation. "Women are told upfront: this is your risk, so if you don't make it, that's your problem." Women may take on this risk alone, but the physical price they pay has significant consequences for developing countries as a whole – where the majority of unsafe abortions are carried out. "If a woman is in poor health after having an unsafe abortion, she can no longer effectively contribute to a household, and her family has to bear that extra financial burden," Khan explains. "This lack of active participation is a barrier to achieving national development goals and creates an economic burden for the family and, ultimately, the state." There people suffer because we are too stuck up and bigoted in our ways to understand pre-marital sex is a reality and that no should be subjected to so-called societal shame.
Excrepts has been taken from "When choice kills" -