Pregnancy is the last battleground in society’s control of women. Gender roles have fallen everywhere else, but in this one aspect many people still feel that they can impose their own values, beliefs and expectations on women. Women are told they are expected to bring children into the world, whether they want to or not. They are expected to put their offspring before everything else sacrificing, their own wants and needs for the next 18 years and beyond.
Our society could not survive if it was not for those who choose to have and raise children, but no one should be forced to have children who don’t want to. It is never ok for anyone to force their values on another person. Everyone has the right to make their own decisions in life and no one needs to answer to anyone else. We need to get the government out of the way to make more options available. The FDA stifles medical technology, limiting the production and availability of IUDs that many women use safely in Europe, it stifles the development of male contraceptives, Limits the availability of Plan B. There could be many more ways that unwanted pregnancies could be prevented if we didn’t have the government holding back development. In a truly free market the need for an abortion could be rare whether it is legal or not.