strategy

Terminating pregnancies

Synonyms:
Conducting abortions
Providing abortion services
Inducing abortion
Description:
Ending the life of a human foetus, either by miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) or by chemical or surgical intervention because the mother has decided that it would be inappropriate for her to give birth to the child.
Context:
Abortion has been conducted for centuries and until recently carried considerable risk of injury or fatality.
Claim:
1. Any woman should be free to make decisions about her own body, including the foetus inside her womb, and to use abortion as a method of contraception.

2. Contraceptives sometimes fail, especially when users are inexperienced. Young women need to feel free to ask for safe abortions and not wait for late abortions or medical care for complications. Early termination using vacuum aspiration is safe and cheap and can introduce women to family planning services. In Bangladesh, 95% of women attending clinics for early termination of pregnancy became users of contraceptives.

Counter Claim:
Deliberate abortion offends against moral and religious principles.
Values:
Abortion
Subjects:
Reproductive system
Services
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies