Abortion-rights movements

Abortion-rights activists in São Paulo, Brazil.

Abortion-rights movements, also referred to as pro-choice movements, advocate for legal access to induced abortion services. The issue of induced abortion remains divisive in public life, with recurring arguments to liberalize or to restrict access to legal abortion services. Abortion-rights supporters themselves are frequently divided as to the types of abortion services that should be available and to the circumstances, for example different periods in the pregnancy such as late term abortions, in which access may be restricted.


Many of the terms used in the debate are political framing terms used to validate one's own stance while invalidating the opposition's. For example, the labels "pro-choice" and "pro-life" imply endorsement of widely held values such as liberty and freedom, while suggesting that the opposition must be "anti-choice" or "anti-life" (alternatively "pro-coercion" or "pro-death").[1] These views do not always fall along a binary; in one Public Religion Research Institute poll, seven in ten Americans described themselves as "pro-choice", while almost two-thirds described themselves as "pro-life".[2] The Associated Press favors the terms "abortion rights" and "anti-abortion" instead.[3]

Other Languages
català: Proelecció
Deutsch: Pro-Choice
español: Proelección
Nederlands: Pro-choice
polski: Pro-choice
português: Pró-escolha
русский: Прочойс
Simple English: Pro-choice