Woman calls her baby a child, aborts anyway

 

Editor’s note. This is from ClinicQuotes.

The following comes from the book “Abortion: a Positive Decision” [1]:

“There was a window of time when we decided to have the child. It was beautiful, I felt so at peace, I had never felt that way before. I had always struggled to take care of myself, and suddenly that was 2nd to this child. A child by a man who I love very much, so it was a real beautiful thing. It lasted about a week and half, and then reality began to set in. I had to decide at that point that if I am going to keep this baby, then I have to start making changes in my life. I have to start telling my work and my family and the university and on and on. I began to see the implications of keeping the baby, that I would continue to work for low wages, if I could work at all, and he would continue to work for low wages.

“What helped me make the decision the most was we literally put it down on paper. We said this is what we want, if we keep the baby, if we don’t keep the baby. We decided it would be much better if we could wait. Waiting was a much better choice. It just seems that obvious. It’s been a very difficult thing, because of my feelings for him and my feelings for the baby. But I don’t regret it. In the long run it has been good. I will finish my program and we’ll buy a house…”

It is a pity that this woman had an abortion even though she acknowledges that she was pregnant with a “child.” The reason she gives, are they really reasons to kill a baby? The baby below is 8 weeks old, right around the time when most abortions are performed. Was her abortion justified?

[1] Patricia Launneborg, Abortion: a Positive Decision (New York: Bergin & Garvey, 1992) 35 – 36