Abortion Healthcare

Pro-Choice or Anti-Choice?

Abortion and Human Rights

According to article 12 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to deny someone access to a safe and legal abortion violates their economic, social, and cultural rights. Essentially, abortion is healthcare and healthcare is a right. You see, what leaders do not understand, is that completely banning abortion does not stop people from having them. Not having access to a safe and legal abortion simply leads women to follow through with dangerous, life threatening antics. Said antics usually include the use of sharp objects or toxic chemicals, this also includes seeking help with individuals with little to no medical training. It is stated on the New York Times website, that 67,000 out of the 20 million women that participate in desperate, and perilous attempts at abortion die.

What's Being Done?

All around the world, people and organizations with raging conviction are fighting to make abortion legal and accessible to anyone and everyone in need of it. They do this by refusing to stay silent, holding protests, and sharing valuable information concerning contraception, pregnancy, and abortion.


To list a couple of organizations who are actively involved in the fight to give women their right to choose: NARAL (Pro-Choice America), URGE (Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equality), and Pro-Choice Action Network. The NARAL organization provides readers with information on abortion, birth control, sex education, and healthy pregnancies. It also gives information on how the government is affecting and continues to affect the pro-choice movement. The URGE organization website provides readers with articles and information similar to that of the NARAL organization as well as keeping readers updated on current issues concerning abortion. Like NARAL and URGE, the Pro- Choice Action Network has an abundance of information in the various ways you can get involved. It shows different events you can follow and join in on.

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“Women's Right to Abortion under Seige - CNN.Com.” CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 4 Jun. 2015. <http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/22/opinion/burkhart-abortion-rights-under-siege/>

With this source the reader can see how malicious politicians are doing everything in their power in order to make it difficult for a women to get an abortion in the United States today, even after its legalization in 1973, courtesy of the Roe vs. Wade law. This is an essential source because it shines light on corruption in politics.

Rosenthal, Elisabeth. “Legal Or Not, Abortion Rates Compare.”The New York Times. The New York Times, Nov. 2007. Web. 4 Jun. 2015. <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/12/world/12abortion.html?_r=0>

This second source provides the reader with various statistics that prove the severity of the anti-abortion laws. It is an important source because it expresses the idea of making contraception known world wide.

“The Organization.” Abortion. , Women on Web. Web. 4 Jun. 2015.


This source gives you information on how to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. It also shows you the possible options you have if you are already pregnant. This link is important because it gives you information that is helpful if you’re considering abortion.

“5 Countries That Would Let a Woman Die Before Getting An Abortion.” 5 Countries That Would Let a Woman Die Before Getting an Abortion. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jun. 2015. <http://www.care2.com/causes/the-5-countries-that-would-let-a-woman-die-before-getting-an-abortion.html>

This source lists countries with highly restrictive abortion laws. It is important because it shows how cruel and oppressive these countries are towards women, thus further stressing the importance to end anti-abortion laws.