In Saturday’s debate at Queen’s, much was made by my opponent of women being the ones to decide in abortion. Keep in mind we were debating maternal health and abortion in the developing world. My point was that where women don’t have autonomy in the first place, they certainly won’t have the ability to freely choose an abortion. (Furthermore, I believe this “free” choice is highly exaggerated here in Canada, just the same.)
Anyway, this article from India on a young mother forced to abort twice, who hung herself with the third pregnancy after her in-laws ordered another abortion…because the baby was a girl. Just so long as they have access to abortion though. So she can make a choice as to whether to end just her baby’s life and/or her own, too.