Choice is a central component of the rational human being. It is especially important that we assert it for women whose choices are constrained by circumstances along with efforts to increase the circumstances that give women more choices.
BeliefNet’s Steve Waldman provides the latest example of the constant assessment, reassessment and judgment ladeled out by male pontificators on women’s choices in regard to pregnancy, abortion, adoption, marriage and childbearing.
Anti-choice legislators recently introduced bills to define fertilized eggs as people in Maryland and North Dakota — North Dakota’s passed its House on Tuesday. Pro-choice groups gear up for the fight.
A young pregnant woman in Moldova is jailed for undergoing an abortion, denied adequate health care, and subject to discrimination and humiliation by male guards in prison. Human rights groups have filed a complaint on her behalf.