Dignity, Autonomy and Compulsory Motherhood in Germany

| Beitrag von Selina Wyssusek

The designation of a pregnant person as a ‘mother’ from the moment of conception under German law denies women the dignity and autonomy usually accorded to a human being. It provides an ideological justification for the prohibition of abortion, and is used to rationalise the pervasive violation of women’s health and reproductive rights. In order to uphold its commitments to equality under domestic and international law, Germany must decriminalise abortion. Weiterlesen