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Can single women exercise reproductive rights?

( bbs.chinadaily.com) Updated: 2015-08-10 07:29

David (China)

It is justified to set some standards to limit single women’s right to have babies because it is more likely that negative influences will affect babies who are brought up by unmarried mothers? Children born to unmarried mothers are more likely to grow up in a single-parent household, experience unstable living arrangements, live in poverty and have socio-emotional problems.

If we have no rules to restrain single women’s freedom to have babies, this could possibly ‘encourage’ more single woman to have relations with married men and give birth. The prospect of women being able to give birth on their own is very threatening to the moral order.

Can single women exercise reproductive rights?

An employee demonstrates the egg extraction process in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, Aug 8, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]

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