- the right for our birth to be recorded and celebrated
- the right to an education including tertiary education
- the right to be valued equally to a male
- the right to pick a career
- the right to vote
- the right to leave the house unaccompanied
- the right to proper and confidential medical advice and assistance
- the right to birth control
- the right to drive
- the right to chose our own husband
- the right to divorce
- the right to recourse under the law if we are assaulted
- the right to own property
- the right to shared custody of children
- the right to equal standing under the law (ie our testimony is valued equally to a male)
- the right to dress how we chose
- the right to equal pay for equal work
- the right to say no to our husband's sexual demands
- the right to be a free and not have a life dedicated to serving the males in the family
And that's just for starters. It's sad but the majority of women in the world do not have all of these rights.
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29-04-2013 15:49 #181
29-04-2013 16:19 #182
I'm pro choice, but personally I would never abort a baby due to gender, that being said what these people do isn't really any of my business, if they acted within the law then so be it, if it still bothers people maybe they need to lobby for some change.
Also I remember a hubber who flew over to America for gender selection, she had a boy all ready, transferred three girl embies and had triplets.
29-04-2013 16:39 #183Junior Member
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29-04-2013 16:39 #184Senior Member
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Those people saying you are either pro choice or not is too black and white that is not the real world - shades of grey are everywhere. If a woman is allowed to terminate at 19 weeks simply due to gender where do you draw the line? Can one then at 22 weeks go oh I don't want a boy any more or at 30 weeks or later. There is a point where termination of a healthy fetus is murder - simple. People can be prosecuted for manslaughter if they for example drink and drive and cause a miscarriage! How is terminating late term with no medical reason any different. Pro choice is a lovely concept but there needs to be a line, stop being so narrow minded
29-04-2013 16:46 #185
You're either pro-choice or pro-life. There's no in between. You can't be 'pro-choice but...' because that implies conditions. Pro-choice comes without conditions.
I may not agree with or even understand abortion based on the sex of the unborn, but I don't have to support or agree with that, to be in support of a woman's right to her reproductive organs and to her bodily autonomy.
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29-04-2013 16:47 #186Senior Member
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I remember the couple who terminated their boy twins late term, in Victoria again because they were boys and they wanted girls. I felt really devastated about that, i have boy twins, I couldn't imagine how anyone could do it.
So it does swing both ways in terms of gender.
29-04-2013 17:28 #187
What rubbish it is to say you can only be fully pro-choice or fully pro-life. I support the right of a woman to choose an abortion for valid medical and/or psychological reasons, but not just because the baby is the "wrong" sex. Perhaps there is more at play in this situation? Maybe the husband threatened the wife's life if she went through with the pregnancy? It's a difficult situation from an ethical and moral standpoint.
My understanding always was that pro-life is pro-life, not pro-fetus. If giving birth to a child will harm the mother in any way, surely common sense prevails & the mother has the right to a safe termination of the pregnancy (i.e. the life of the mother is equal to the life of the baby)? If not, that's every bit a stupid as saying "a woman can do whatever she wants to her body for whatever reason she wants". It can't be black and white, and policy makers should have a role in protecting the rights of all citizens (including unborn babies), without prejudice.
29-04-2013 17:28 #188
29-04-2013 17:38 #189
My IVF doctor has always said that she will never, ever consider sex selection even if it is legal, a healthy baby is enough. Id hazard a guess that those doing ivf for fertility reasons usually don't give two hoots if its a boy or a girl, as long as its healthy.
I just don't get gender selection. A child should be a blessing, whether its a boy or a girl. If you get 3 boys in a row and want a girl then it's the way the cookie crumbles and you should just be grateful for healthy children. I don't get it.
29-04-2013 17:39 #190
Last edited by Lillynix; 29-04-2013 at 17:45.
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