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Pro choice is the position which advocates the existence of a woman's right to choose whether to have an abortion. Pro-choice can also be a position of support of a person's right to choose whether or not to end his or her life by euthanasia or assisted suicide[1] and other social ethic issues concerned with one's personal autonomy.[2] The term is most often used to emphasize a position of bodily integrity, individual sovereignty and self-determination, particularly on issues of public policy, law, political controversies and medical ethics.[3]

Pro-choice movements[edit]

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  1. ^ Sheila McLean, First Do No Harm: Law, Ethics and Healthcare, 2006, p. 453
  2. ^ Jack M. Balkin and Reva B. Siegel, The Constitution in 2020, 2009, p. 246
  3. ^ Makau Mutua, Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Political and Normative Tensions, 2009, p. 236