Reproductive Freedom

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The right to reproduce is argued to be the same for people with disabilities as it is for people without, “Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can’t take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a benefit, but a fundamental human right” (Wattleton 1). Many people who would read this would automatically agree with Wattleton without thoroughly thinking through the consequences and negatives of this; however, if they were to take the time to go through it in their minds they would understand that reproductive rights should be taken to a certain extent for not all women are suited to be parents; such as women with mental disabilities.…show more content…
Many forms of autism would not qualify to reproduce. Such as Kanner 's. This is a lower functioning type of autism disorder characterized by severe communication and socialization problems. People with this disease are distant and hard to reach, they can also be rather clumsy due to their lack of motor skills and are prone to repetitive motions and actions. Many of the disabled have bad tempers when slight changes are made to their everyday routines, some of the people with Kanner’s do not speak. It would be difficult for people with Kanner’s to raise a child with all of these physical and mental disabilities. Rett Syndrome is also one of the types of autism, this disability is only prone in females for a reason that is still unknown. Other disabilities are attributed to males 75% of the time. The disability makes it so these women are hardly able to move and speak; this autism type has been classified as a genetic defect. This would definitely make it difficult to raise a child considering the fact that people with Rett’s syndrome are unable to move or…show more content…
Another example of a disability that would not receive the right to reproduce freely would be the avoidant personality disorder which is similar to social anxiety because their symptoms are similar as are their genetics and treatment response which would make it hard to raise a child because if a child were to grow up in a household where the parent has social anxiety it would deprive the child of their bond to their mother or even parents if both parents have the disability. The child would grow up to be depressed or even have social anxiety themselves either because of the unhealthy household they’ve grown up in or the fact that they have inherited it from their
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