“The legal aspects and lacking of Abortion in Bangladesh."
Tangila Binte Tauhid
School of law
In Our country Abortion is Legal but in certain circumstances. There are only a few laws for Abortion. And the sad news is people do unsafe abortion and they know its illegal. When any person does not abort children by law they do MR (menstrual regulation) which is more dangerous. However this law is not enough for any women’s situation and unsafe abortion is thus a pressing issue. Though it is not enough but no one said a single word about it. People do abort but silently and illegally. Every day women have face this kind of situation but there is no case against it. It is really a shame for us. In our country there are many incident occur that proves that we need some clear and specific laws for Abortion. Only one law for abortion makes a woman lose their freedom of their body.
In developed countries, abortion is legal whereas most developing countries do not encourage and permit abortion. This brings about the differences in safe and unsafe abortions. Each country in the world has different legality, cultural and religious statuses about abortion. The ethical principles towards abortion and removal of pregnancies also vary. Countries such as the United States of America and Britain have heated politics surrounding the issue of abortion. These are based on the argument that for one group, it should be legalized and for the other, abortion should not. Most governments in the developed countries have legalized abortion. Many developing and underdeveloped countries have not legalized abortion and have no control over what is done by the medical personnel. Abortion is legal in our country. But if we think properly though it is legal but they are not enough to help women’s life or secure future.
First of all we have to know that what Abortion is. An abortion is when the pregnancy is ended intentionally. So that it does not result in the birth of a child. Sometimes this is called ‘termination of pregnancy’. Abortion is the intentional termination of a pregnancy. In every country there are some people think who think abortion should be legal and some people think abortion should not be legal. Urban women held more liberal views on abortion than rural residents. Educated couples were found to be more approving of abortion than the less educated. There is a huge debate about abortion. But beside this, in our country abortion law is not strong. There are so many incidents that will shock everyone. However Abortion is a burning issue. It is one of the most contentious social issues. Most of the person faces this problem but no one said anything about this issue. In our country abortion is legal but there are some boundaries.
History of Abortion Law:
The history of abortion law differs from one culture to another. It depends on religious view and cultural importance.
Why do people do Abortion?
This is obvious that before we have to know the law we have to understand that why people abort children? What are the circumstances that people don not want a child. In my belief there could be certain circumstances under any women do not want a child. There can be sociological reason. There can be physiological reason. There can physical reason and last there can be financial reason. Some time family does not support to have a baby. In this case there are some circumstances. I know this is some internal issue but sex selective abortion or termination of fetus based on sex happen in our country. Ultrasonography and amniocentesis allow parents to determine sex before childbirth. I think the preference for male children is very common so sometime this can be a reason. There can be some other reasons. However I think sometimes mother does not feel ready for baby....