Abortion Rights believes that all women, including disabled women, have the right to make their own reproductive choices. All women have the right to choose abortion for whatever reason. No woman should be persuaded to either terminate, or carry a pregnancy to term, whatever her situation and whether or not the fetus shows signs of impairment. The decision of any woman to have an abortion for reasons of impairment is hers alone and should be respected.
Abortion Rights fully supports the rights of disabled people, and supports the work of the disability rights movement to bring about recognition of their dignity and human rights and to change society for the fullest participation of disabled people. Abortion Rights recognises that we live in a society which discriminates against and devalues disabled people and that disabled women are denied real choice because of prejudice and discrimination in society.
Abortion Rights accepts the social model of disability advocated by the disability rights movement, which distinguishes between impairments and the disabling impact of these impairments depending on how society is organised and the barriers that exist to disabled people.