I agree. But “a woman has a right to choose” is all they have. And I don’t ever argue with anyone about abortion. “It’s a child, not a choice” is all I HAVE.
By the way — I have a sister who murdered her child at about 24 weeks of pregnancy at 20 years old. We grew up as pastor’s kids — she had turned her back on her faith and family entirely at that point. She had NEVER had any sign whatsoever of mental illness — until the abortion. Within a few months, she began to literally lose her mind, out of deep-seated guilt that sent her into the darkness of clinical & chemical manic/depression, of which she suffers with to this day, some 15+ years later. She told me once in a moment of clarity that there is a part of her that is glad for the horror of mental illness since the abortion, since it makes her feel at some level that she is serving a life sentence for the life she took, knowing it was murder. That tore me up that she felt that way, since I know she has asked for and receive forgiveness from God for what she did. I know that God can heal her mind and emotions if she’s willing, but it seems she finds some level of “comfort” in knowing that she just couldn’t go on with her life, after ending the life of another.
Abortion destroys more lives than just that innnocent child’s.
That's too bad. There are some excellent arguments out there that go way beyond this, and are irrefutable - that's why I get the raised hand, lowered eyes, etc - often.
Look up the "SLED" abortion argument.
And if you'll suffer a mild rebuke:
1 Peter 3:15 - "...always be ready to give an answer..."
And, in reading the rest of your post -
I really am sorry that women have to suffer so, due to a choice that society says is consequenceless.
In my experience, I have seen just two outcomes, neither neutral. One, as you have described, lifelong horror and mental anguish.
The other is worse, however, as it perpetuates the evil, and I would be these women are just as tortured.
The other case is where the woman becomes a lifelong abortion advocate in order to justify her choice. I even know of a case where a woman changed her career path in order to become an abortionist in order to “help” others make the same decision.