I Demand Access to Abortion : Voices from 125 South Korean women

 

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I demand access to abortion as a South Korean woman, to own and lead my life.

I demand access to abortion as a human, a woman, as the sole owner of my own body.

I demand access to abortion as a person living in a country that prohibits abortion.

I demand access to abortion because I am in charge of my own body. I have the right to pursue my dreams happily and in full health.

I demand access to abortion because I am not simply a reproductive organ. I want to lead a life that is my own.

I demand access to abortion as a vegan queer feminist, to live as myself.

I demand access to abortion because I do not want marriage or childbirth to deter my career, and because I want to succeed.

I demand access to abortion because I know as a Christian that God loves all women no matter what they choose.

I demand access to abortion to make sure no-one else goes through the anxiety that I had to suffer.

I demand access to abortion for the free and happy lives of women.

I demand access to abortion as a thoroughly moral individual, as I believe protecting your own life must not be considered immoral.

I demand access to abortion because I am a human with a womb, with rights to my own body.

I demand access to abortion for a society in which my friend is not a criminal.

I demand access to abortion because I own my body, for my own freedom.

I demand access to abortion for a life that is free and happy.

I demand access to abortion as a person living within endless misogyny, to secure the rights to decide for my own body.

I demand access to abortion for liberty.

I demand access to abortion because I am poor. Because I want to be able to decide to survive.

I demand access to abortion as a college student, for my own safety.

I demand access to abortion. I just do. It’s what’s right.

I demand access to abortion in solidarity with women.

I demand access to abortion as a woman who loves life through its anger and sorrow, for the happiness of the lives that I have fought for with all my sisters.

I demand access to abortion, to regain the right to choose what happens to my body.

I demand access to abortion. I am not a womb. I am human.

I demand access to abortion for the safe and autonomous lives of myself and the women who live in the same world as I.

I demand access to abortion because I am not my country’s instrument. My body is not my country’s instrument.

I demand access to abortion as a female of child bearing age.

I demand access to abortion to choose to be with child when I decide.

I demand access to abortion as a disbeliever of the marriage institution. I stand against the society within we exist, that burdens only women with reproductive responsibility.

I demand access to abortion as one woman, and as a person who wants to live. I demand access to abortion to respect my life.

I demand access to abortion as a person who loves children, to take responsibility of my own body and future.

I demand access to abortion for all the women who worry about the same things as I do.

I demand access to abortion because I do not want to force life on another, when I am not confident about my own.

I demand access to abortion as a Korean woman for my body.

I demand access to abortion as a heterosexual individual, for the complete rights to my own body.

I will have a child when I want to. I demand access to abortion because it is an obvious right that must be secured for any person and citizen.

I demand access to abortion because I do not want an unhappy, unwanted life for my own child.

I demand access to abortion because I am part of a sexual minority, for a better tomorrow.

I demand access to abortion for the right to keep myself safe.

I demand access to abortion because I know that life is precious.

I demand access to abortion because I do not wish to live with fear that I cannot resolve.

I demand access to abortion for my younger self, who exposed herself to countless sicknesses because she hosed her own vagina believing she could rinse it of semen. I demand access to abortion for all the sisters who overcome their own anxiety through worse methods. I demand access to abortion for all the women who will go through the same anxiety as I did, all those years ago.

I demand access to abortion because it is obvious.

I demand access to abortion because I want a society that respects all lives.

I demand access to abortion as a woman, to be pregnant when I choose.

I demand access to abortion to be the only one in charge of myself.

I demand access to abortion because it is a right that I should have.

I demand access to abortion because I was born without being erased. I demand access to abortion for a humane future for myself and my friends.

I demand access to abortion as a person who will work in a medical environment, because I do not wish to ignore the women who demand abortion rights and survival in the medical field. I demand access to abortion for everyone with a womb.

I demand access to abortion because I cried with a friend who was forced to have an abortion because of an assistant teacher. I demand access to abortion because she already thought of herself as a sinner, thought of her body as dirty and disposable. I demand access to abortion because I hope for a world where such despair ceases to exist.

I demand access to abortion as an individual with depression, because it is so unlikely that my child will be happy in this country.

I demand access to abortion because I wish to break free from the fears of contraception or pregnancy.

I demand access to abortion as a feminist, for the extension of women’s rights.

I demand access to abortion because I already fully exist, because I am more than a possibility that is not yet born.

I demand access to abortion because I am alive. I demand access to abortion to live.

I demand access to abortion because I am human.