I found Arcana’s article “Abortion Is a Motherhood Issue” to be very interesting. She first explains that conception should be considered the start of a child. Thus, it follows that any decisions made concerning this entity fall into the realm of motherhood issues. If a mother decides to abort or keep the baby it is nonetheless a motherhood decision. This is clearly making a life decision for that child, and I believe it stresses how important that decision is. Therefore the mother must take full responsibility for her choice.
This way of looking at abortion does stress the importance of the mother’s decision. I think that it ultimately gives the complete choice to the mother. I would be interested to see what Arcana believes is the father’s role. If we consider the decision to be a parenthood decision she would likely include the biological father, however her emphasis on a motherhood issue seems to exclude him completely. I do agree that it is ultimately the mother’s decision, as the child is in her body. However, I am interested in what exactly Arcana believes the father’s responsibility is an abortion decision. Or does he simply have no decision? As I stated before I do personally believe that the choice is the women’s yet I also question how Arcana would respond to someone saying that abortion is a parenthood decision because this is the child of both the mother and the father.