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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

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Imperfect Baby Abortion

I wasn't sure where to post this as I found it very interesting:

"The ethical storm over abortions has been renewed as it emerged that terminations are being carried out for minor, treatable birth defects. Late terminations have been performed in recent years because the babies had club feet, official figures show."

It's an interesting question; is it OK to terminate for any reason?

OP

Absolutely! I cannot tell you how infuriating it is to hear other women, who have regretted their abortions, presume to speak for me and my experience.

I have NEVER regretted the decision, and frankly, 20 years later consider it one of the best decisions I have ever made. The idea that every woman is unclear about her decision, or would always prefer to have the child under different circumstances, and that all women have strong maternal instincts and regret -- that's just not true.

I don’t disagree that many women are not sure of themselves yet, or about their choice, or choose abortion because of unfortunate circumstances, but they don’t have the right to presume that because they feel regret or sadness, that everyone else will feel the way that they do.

Thank goodness abortion was available to me. With 20 years hindsight, I am convinced that I would have regretted bringing a life into the world. I have never regretted having the abortion.

I tell everyone that abortion can be the most loving and moral choice you can make, and don't feel obligated to feel bad, just because some people in society believe that in order to be a good person you must feel bad about abortion. I wish more women would speak out and share how it is a positive thing to have control over whether or not to bring a life into the world.

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