English title: Abortion : the woman decides
Keyword(s): abortion movement| autonomy| birth control
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The text asks for the legalisation of abortion, with women’s autonomy as the starting point. It stresses abortion is a reality that will always exist, as contraception will never be infallible, and links the taboo on abortion to mechanisms of capitalist oppression (for instance the functioning of bourgeois family). It sketches the history of the pro-choice movement in Belgium and gives information on abortion techniques, contraception and the legal framework in Belgium. It calls for women to organise themselves and to obtain free access to abortion (as part of a larger struggle for women’s liberation).