Woman, Spouse and Mother

Isn't a woman master of her own body? Once a woman has chosen to have an abortion, should we not respect the decision she has made? The right to abort, the right for women to dispose freely of their bodies, isn't this an essential demand of feminism?
A law that punishes abortion is odious to women and ignores their rights. Is democracy possible   with only a minimum of political morality? Should not the liberalization of abortion be considered an important step in the long march toward the liberation of women?
Isn't the dignity of women better honored when their right to abort is recognized? Doesn't the liberalization of abortion concern certain particular categories of women? Despite everything, doesn't abortion afford a relief to women's distress?
When a woman's distress is extreme, cannot abortion be considered a lesser evil? What should one do when the life of mother, and/or child is in danger? Does promoting the advancement of women in society include preventing abortion?

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