Whether or not one supports abortion as a course of action involves, more often than not, a clash of world views. Today I stumbled upon this pro-abortion site, which reviews an abortionist’s book, asking the question of why an abortionist does–I’m trying very hard to be polite here–what they do. Here’s one answer given:
The act of abortion is to remove an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. The abortion is to erase the mistake they [the couple] have made together and get on with their lives.
Now abortion doesn’t achieve that goal. But another problem today is that abortion is not being done “to erase mistakes” but rather as a routine, as birth control, when other methods fail. (Saying so, in particular on air will get you into a special kind of trouble.) But check out this “abortion blog” and you’ll get a sense of how this couple was going through normal life, didn’t make anything they think even approximates a mistake, and will go on doing precisely what they were doing before, after. I’m amazed at the banal and superficial attitude the girl has toward so much (not limited to her unborn baby).
The clash of world views continues.
Tanya adds: I’d love to know how people can call it “eras[ing] a mistake.” The “mistake” in this scenario would be the sexual act of which the result was pregnancy. The zygote, fetus, baby, or whatever you want to call this new life is not the mistake. He or she is the natural consequence of a sexual encounter.
And if abortion is such a great “eraser” why do so many women regret having them afterward? What a narrow view on life this abortionist has.by