Abortion in Morocco Should be Legal

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Abortion is the general terminology for the intentional termination of the embryo before it can survive outside the uterus. In countries where the practice is already legal, the latest an abortion can occur is usually 10-12 weeks. A lot of the arguments made are about the value of the fetus and when it can be classed as a living being. More conservative arguments in Morocco may be that it should be illegal. At conception it is a life, killing it would be murder as you’re taking a human life essentially. A middle ground opinion may be that abortion should be legal for medical reasons (Threatening the mother’s safety) but not as available as more easily accessible contraception such as condoms, plan b or the pill. And a more liberal perspective would be that abortion should be legal and readily available. It is the woman’s right to control her body and it’s her choice.

In most countries abortion is illegal like in Morocco, however there is a medical use for it when it is required. First, the pregnancy may be a burden to the parents. If the child is going to be born deformed or badly disabled (brain damaged or anencephaly as the skull is not fully forming in the womb leading to the baby dying) the child may be aborted as it may live in pain and be dependent on his parents or has already died in the womb. Overall, there’s nothing in the religion which proves that abortion should be illegal. As Dr. Chraibi said “Yet there is nothing in the Qu’ran that prohibits abortion,”.

The second thing is that, the access to legal, professionally-performed abortions will reduce maternal injury and death caused by unsafe, illegal abortions. According to The World Health Organization, unsafe abortions cause 68,000 maternal deaths worldwide each year, many of those in developing countries where safe and legal abortion services are difficult to access.

Finally, the fetus is inside the woman’s body. As it is inside the mother’s body it is her possession and she has full will to do what she pleases with the fetus. A lot of women have dreams of having a family one day, so the decision won’t be easy. The woman knows herself better than anybody so she will decide if she can handle the responsibility or not. Sarah Weddington is a law professor that states in united states supreme court, in Roe v Wade, that every woman should be allowed to take that kind of decisions in her life. “…And we feel that, because of the impact on the woman, this … is a matter which is of such fundamental and basic concern to the woman involved that she should be allowed to make the choice as to whether to continue or to terminate her pregnancy.” Moreover, reproductive choice empowers women by giving them control over their own bodies. The choice over whether or when to have children is up to a woman’s independence and ability to determine her own future.

All in all, that shows why abortion is supposed to be legal or why it should stay legal. And by the end, I believe that Moroccan women or women in general have the right to decide what to do with their bodies. Although that it doesn’t objectively speak about the right to dispose of another’s life, even when that life is only beginning. But in the end, it is only her decision. And for the sake of women and their babies sometimes or in most cases to be accurate the abortion is the optimal choice. But the question is, should abortion just be a woman’s issue? Shouldn’t the father have the right to argue for his child’s life?

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Abortion in Morocco Should be Legal. (2021, Sep 19). Retrieved from https://samploon.com/abortion-in-morocco-should-be-legal/

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