My mother might have aborted my sister because my mother was unhappy with her marriage and having another baby would make divorce and post-divorce life as a single mother more difficult (not to mention the additional financial hardship).
My mother might have aborted my youngest brother because she was 39 and the risks of having a child with Down Syndrome were higher, not to mention the fact that hers was considered to be a "high risk" pregnancy (risk to her and the child) because of her age.
My mother might have aborted me, or my other 2 brothers because we were all "unplanned".
I might have aborted my son because he came "too soon" after my daughter...I would have preferred to have my children more than 15 months apart.
I might have aborted my youngest daughter because I was 41 years old and unmarried, in less than great health, and in a poor emotional and financial situation. Her father strongly encouraged me to exercise my right to kill his child (which he didn't even see as a child early in pregnancy), but he is SO GLAD now that I chose life for his daughter even though at first it seemed like a bad choice that would have a very negative effect oh his life.
I am a Christian. I have sinned, and I think I can safely say that I struggle to avoid sin on a daily basis, and I occasionally give in to sinful desires. I must say that I don't know of ANY time that I have been tempted to sin that part of me didn't think the sin was the EASIER thing to do. If it is easier to walk away, it isn't much of a temptation, is it? I really think most women who choose abortion see it as the easier thing to do. They might, in their hearts, think it is not the RIGHT thing, but they want to think that it is morally neutral (after all, how could it be illegal if it was immoral?). If it is easy and "morally neutral" to have an "abortion" (killing your unborn child)...why not? It gives us a sense of being more in control of our lives. But we don't know how a child might, if given the opportunity, make our lives BETTER or EASIER in the long run. And we don't know that the child we "plan for " and "long for" and "welcome" or "want" will not bring us grief. Shouldn't EVERY child have a chance at life?
Just because I am not guilty of the sin (I believe it is sin) of abortion does not mean that I am "without sin", and I am not speaking out to "cast stones" at others. . I certainly do not believe I am morally superior to some women that have exercised their LEGAL right to have an abortion. I am guilty of PLENTY of MAJOR offenses against God. However, on the subject of abortion, I do see myself as "more informed" than people who think that it is okay to kill unborn children. I am on a mission to share information that might save a child's life. Hopefully, I will help save MANY children.
I feel that I must speak out and be a voice for those who have no voice. Proverbs 31: 8 "Open your mouth for the mute...". Who has LESS of a voice, especially in America, than the unborn child? And other Christians should remember that cowards don't go to heaven. (Rev. 21: 8). So, we should never be AFRAID to speak out or do what what is right. And we also need to always remember that it is not our place to JUDGE. I feel sadness and compassion for the mothers who have had abortions. I have met plenty of mothers who have regretted the decision. And I still feel compassion for those who have no regrets....I honestly believe "they just don't know any better."
I want all women to exercise their right to THINK for themselves....really....think.....why should any woman REALLY have an abortion?