It is an evil practice, mostly performed for convenience.
I have known two women who have had abortions; one because she “didn’t want any more children,”, and another, my sister, who had always wanted a baby...but when she was young, her boyfriend—now her husband!—pressured her to “get rid of it”.
I think there are other women in my sister’s shoes who have abortions because their men don’t want to commit at that time.
My husband knows how I feel on this issue. The births of our two children were the happiest days of our lives.
I do not understand how people can compartamentalize like this. There is a living being inside you; if you don’t want to take care of the baby, or can’t, there are so many who are desperate to adopt.
I have never understood why a woman doesn’t have a hysterectomy if she doesn’t want to conceive. If a guy doesn’t want to support and be a father to children he should go ahead and get a vasectomy.
Children are so precious and such a wonderful miracle. I would hate to think that I was so selfish, cold, heartless and devoid of emotion that I would ever terminate a pregnancy. I am sure that the situation with your sister caused you a tremendous amount of heartache. Perhaps it was too bad that the “it” she chose not to get rid of was the boyfriend.