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  • Abia Mohammed Kabeer

Legalization Of Abortion



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Legalization Of Abortion

The right to life is a fundamental right given by the constitution of India and there have been various debates over the same. Amid these heated issues, we should not forget another fundamental right given to every woman to make decisions concerning their life or body. Legalization of Abortion” is a controversial issue around the world, with strong opinions on both sides making it an important step in empowering women’s rights in general and women’s reproductive rights in specific. Abortion is a medical procedure to terminate the pregnancy either by expulsion or removal of the embryo or fetus from the uterus. This process is being followed and has been common throughout history for a variety of reasons, often in substandard circumstances and without safe treatment. Women are trying to make their own decisions about their bodies and reproductive futures, which has led to efforts to legalize and regulate abortion in many countries.


Legalizing abortion is an important step toward protecting women’s reproductive rights, giving them complete rights over their bodies, and ensuring access to safe and compassionate health care. In countries where abortion is legal, maternal mortality decreases because women have access to safe and routine procedures, reducing unsafe, backroom abortions. A study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute revealed that limited access to abortion reduces the overall number of abortions, rather than encouraging women to do so in ongoing unsafe and illegal ways. Women’s reproductive freedom: By legalizing abortion, it recognizes women’s right to make decisions about their bodies and reproductive decisions without undue interference or coercion. The legalization of abortion ensures that women have access to safe procedures and medical supervision, reducing risks associated with unsafe practices. Restrictive abortion laws disproportionately impact marginalized populations, limiting access to basic reproductive health services and increasing social inequality.


One of the major challenges in advocating for the legalization of abortion is addressing the stigma and misconceptions surrounding the topic. Abortion remains a sensitive and controversial issue for many, with religious, cultural, and moral beliefs influencing public opinion. Comprehensive education and open dialogue about abortion are essential to dispel myths, reduce stigma, and foster understanding. Public awareness campaigns can play a pivotal role in sensitizing society about the complexities of reproductive choices and the importance of supporting women's agency. The legal status of abortion varies greatly from one country to another, and it has been the subject of intense debate and activism. In some countries, abortion is entirely legal and accessible, while in others; it is heavily restricted or even entirely prohibited. The reasons behind such diverse legal frameworks are often rooted in cultural, religious, and political beliefs. In regions where abortion is illegal or highly restricted, women often resort to unsafe and clandestine procedures, putting their lives at risk.


In a nutshell, legalizing abortion is not only a legal and medical issue but also a major issue concerning human rights and social justice. Giving women the freedom to make decisions about their life and body, mainly reproductive health is essential to a more just and compassionate society that respects women. Legalization of abortion would provide women with safe and regular access to health care reduce the number of unsafe procedures and protect their well-being. The right to reproductive freedom enables women to make decisions about their bodies and future. If women do not have access to safe and legal abortion, risks of risky practices remain, hindering progress towards gender equality. It is not an endorsement of abortion, but an acknowledgment of the complexity of women’s lives and a determination to protect their dignity and agency.


In this ongoing discourse, we must not forget that the struggle for reproductive rights transcends borders and ideologies. It is a struggle for women’s autonomy, well-being, and their ability to shape their destinies. By legalizing abortion for advocacy purposes, we are taking an important step towards recognizing and recognizing women as the absolute decision-makers on matters affecting their bodies. In our quest for a just, compassionate, and inclusive society regarding all the prevailing genders as equal to one another, we must advocate for the legalization of abortion so that all women have access to safe and dignified reproductive health care. Not only will this save lives, but also it will lay a foundation for a more equal future for women everywhere.

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