I am a child of the fifties, came of age in the sixties, procreated in the seventies, so maybe I'm out of touch with the present to a degree. I have wondered for quite a while now why a woman would have no other choice but to get an abortion in our present times.
When I was a child, being a pregnant teen was something that had to be hidden from the neighbors. It was shameful to have a baby out of wedlock. Girls were shipped out to "family" members for the time they carried their babies. Those babies probably ended up being adopted following their births.
In the sixties, it was still shameful to a degree, but women were having abortions in alleys and dying from the rusty hangers that were used. The laws changed, society changed.
Now in our society the shame and disgrace has pretty much disappeared regarding a woman who is pregnant without marriage. Why would a woman seek to have abortions in our time of birth control being passed out at the neighborhood clinics? I simply don't understand this issue at all. Abortions are killing a child, taking a life. I understand that a woman's body should be her own, but really, why is the only option for some is to kill their child?