Abortion : Abstinence And Truth

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Abortion: Abstinence and Truth
“No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body; No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.” – Margaret Sanger, WAR (223). There isn’t too many quotes that could relate to the topic of Abortion and the tragedy of Abstinence but there is one from Sanger is surely appropriate. With the evolution of laws about women’s reproductive rights whether they are legal and safe as it pertains to abortions, birth control, and the proper education available to young and adult women. Truthfully, women are still left sitting on the outside looking in when it has come to their rights in connection to abortion and women’s reproductive
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As it pertains to the United States, it’s the only country in the world that its government funds sexuality educational programming that fails to properly educate and encourage on the ideal of abstinence in schools in efforts to prevent early pregnancies and sexual transmitted diseases. When the subject of abortion manifests itself to the forefront, messages on abstinence are few, far, and between and heavily rely on messages of fear and embarrassment. Parents are left senile to their uneducated ways on how to help their child through certain situations and rely on shaming their child as a repercussion. In addition, the religious communities adopt the same response as women are rejected and are turned into forgotten paradigms when they’ve made the choice to have an abortion. “They feel that they would be rejected by other church members if anyone knew of their abortion. These women give much, but are cheated out of the full acceptance and healing they deserve. Instead, they listen in silence as abortion is called “murder” or, worse, not talked about at all (Abortion, 13).”
In some cases women don’t get to make the decision to have consensual sex. As a result of the other party involved push for sex that decision is made for them through violence that ends up as a form of rape. Lisa Bryant, an honor’s graduate

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