By Justin Healey; (ed.)
Abortion rights handle the conditions lower than which a lady may perhaps receive a criminal abortion in a particular jurisdiction. it's a divisive factor because the rights debate usually increases moral and useful discussions in terms of the legislation, morality, technology, medication, sexuality, autonomy, faith and politics. This e-book considers the choices which are offered with an unplanned being pregnant, and the way those ideas relate to a few moral issues and criminal safeguards across the world, and extra particularly, in Australia. What are some of the ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’ arguments based on the supply and timing of surgical and non-surgical abortion, the health and wellbeing and conditions of the expectant mom, fetal abnormalities, the prestige of the fetus, and the conscientious objections of clinical practitioners? Whose rights should still be triumphant?
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If things go well, more trials are planned in Australia at Monash Children’s Hospital and overseas. This is fantastic news for premature infants and the parents who desperately want them not just to survive, but to thrive. But the sting in the tail is one I and other feminist researchers identified decades ago – the risk that ever-lowering ages of foetal viability can serve as an excuse for anti-choice legislators to narrow the window in which women can legally choose abortion. How would this work?
We’ve seen so many women who sought medical advice when they fell pregnant and were told by pro-life doctors that abortion is illegal. These doctors did not specify that there are circumstances in which a judge can determine it is legal, so the women assumed their only choices were to have the child or face going to gaol,” Fahey told Women’s Agenda. “Practically, yes, some women have access to abortion in NSW. But only if they have enough disposable income and access to a clinic – this excludes many, many women of lower socio economic states and women living in rural NSW,” Hamblin said.
63% of Australians either oppose or are not strongly supportive of abortion on demand. 64% to 73% of Australians think that the abortion rate is too high. 87% of Australians believe that it would be a good thing if the number of abortions in Australia were reduced. 7 out of 10 Australians agree with arguments for legal access to abortion based upon women’s rights and the idea that abortion is ‘a necessary evil’, while 75% agree with the argument that it gives women control over their own lives.