Women Have the Right (to Be Informed)

There’s certainly plenty of information about the arguments of pro-life and pro-choice out there. Whether you go on the internet, read literature, or listen to groups protesting outside of government buildings, everyone seems to have an opinion. This article isn’t here to convince you one way or the other, and it’s not going to try to start an argument.

Whichever side of the fence you choose in terms of pro choice or life, it’s important to be informed about your decision. Even though abortion is a hot-button, political issue, make sure to keep your sights on what’s important. Namely, it’s up to you to form your own opinion. If you’re unsure about which side of an issue that you support, find groups on both sides and attend talks or attend debates to try to gather as much information as you can. On the other hand, if you disagree with an issue then find a way to speak your mind peacefully, and the same goes for those who support an issue. Peaceful opposition is the lynchpin of democracy. Whenever you feel strongly about a political issue, write to your representative and get your friends to do the same. Try attending seminars to meet and speak with people who share your opinion. The more people who speak on behalf of their thoughts the more likely a representative is to sit up and take notice.

The important thing when it comes to differing opinions, especially on issues like abortion where everyone seems to have a strong opinion, is to remember to handle your opinion without violence. It doesn’t help your case to start arguments with your close friends, and it certainly doesn’t help to yell angrily at strangers on the street. Political issues which include women’s rights like this one are more important than ever, and it’s important to get informed. Doing your own research and forming your own opinion are just part of what needs to happen. Beyond that it’s up to you to get involved and make your voice heard.

What do you women think? Do you think there are enough educational opportunities out there? Do men have a strong enough voice in women’s rights?