.- IÃ±igo Urien Azpitarte, an expert on violence against women warned this week that the âright to abortionâ championed by feminists and abortion supporters ends up enslaving women because they are turned into instruments of sexual gratification.
âIf the woman can abort without restrictions, the man is free of any responsibility as father,â leaving the âwoman as his tool of sexual gratification in a position of ânon-equalityâ,â Azpitarte said.
Speaking with the organization âProfessionals for Ethics,â he added that women also can come out on the losing end if they decide to keep the child, because the father will say she chose not to exercise her âright to an abortion.â He can then easily escape responsibility for the child's future.
In these sense, he explained, access to âabortion on demandâ has affected relations between men and women. âIt is not uncommon to hear young people, and not-so-young people, say that they are in favor of abortion because they do not like to use condoms. Thus, if a man thinks that abortion is an easily accessible option for a woman, he will easily feel disconnected from her and leave her with an unwanted pregnancy - since she can easily obtain an abortion.â
âWhile it is true that some women can resist pressure and refuse to abort, the legalization of abortion creates a vicious circle from which many others cannot escape,â he said.
The right to abortion is one of those legal notions thought to be âliberatingâ that actually jeopardizes women, putting them in a situation of profound inequality, Azpitarte stated before criticizing the Socialist government in Spain for not supporting pregnant women.