Wow. This is a huge step forward for women worldwide. The right to choose what will happen with their bodies, to plan their families instead of accepting what chance throws their way—When abortion was legalized in the United States, women’s economic forecast improved exponentially. That cannot be denied. This is not to mention that overnight, morgues reported far fewer deaths of women. You might make abortion illegal, but in so doing, you don’t stop them from happening, you make them deadly, essentially punishing the women who seek this procedure for reasons that are frankly no one’s business but her’s and her doctor’s. Furthermore, most arguments are based on religious reasoning (oxymoron in my honest opinion) and not science or sense. In the United States we are guaranteed freedom of religion and from religion. It’s in the bill of rights, which may not be abridged as per the words of the amendment. To enforce religious belief on another person, to make law something born of faith, is illegal and unconscionable. So, again, this is really a huge step forward. I can only hope that as the United States slips further from it’s foundations toward a dominionist right wing that the UN will continue to speak out on behalf of the women of the nation, or our bodily autonomy is going to be taken away.