If the “pro-choice” movement can be counted on for anything, it would be for using the excuse, “it’s a woman’s choice”.
From a very young age, girls are taught that their bodies are ugly; they need to change themselves to be beautiful. When they get older, they are told, that they are only truly beautiful if they are desirable to men. Therefore, they need to lower their standards to become “attractive”. This horrific trend doesn’t end in adolescence. When women are old enough to conceive a child they are—yet again—told that their bodies are bad and that they need to change to be desirable to men.
Unfortunately, from all the conversations that I have had concerning abortion and contraception, the justification for abortion depends on whether or not the father is supportive. Just last week, I found myself entrapped in a debate which went something like this, “It is a woman’s choice, because I am not ready to be a father”. Then, because he wasn’t getting the response that he wanted from seventeen young women, he turned to the woman next to him and said, “Well, you are a woman, what do you think?”
Is it just me, or does the whole “woman’s choice” argument make absolutely no sense? Men aren’t expected: to take harmful artificial hormones, to change their bodies to be appealing, or to deal with the negative emotional side effects of abortion. The pro-abortion argument is not for a woman’s right to make choices. On the contrary, it isn’t for women at all!