Let women decide

I agree with Namrata Sharma that lack of knowledge and awareness are major factors limiting safe abortion in our country. Abortion rights should be given to women because it is they who bear the burden of giving birth undergoing incessant pain and suffering. As the author mentions, many men have lodged complaints with the authorities when women has chosen to abort.
Nepal is still a male-dominated society and women in many parts of the country are still deprived of abortion rights. Women fear social ostracism if they choose to undergo the procedure against the wishes of their husbands and family. One wise man once said, “Man can understand the pain but he can never feel the pain of women; there is a huge gulf between understanding and feeling”

Published: The Kathmandu Post
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