The Wisdom of Humility on Abortion

July 5, 2009 at 2:25 pm (By Amba)

I’ve linked to this post before, in which popular blogger and “Brazen Careerist” Penelope Trunk talks frankly about her two abortions and how they were related to her career ambitions.

There are more than 450 comments on the post to date, and they run the gamut on the issue.  This new comment today really impressed me.  The author identified herself only as “Me” (it’s not me).

Author: Me
Its interesting how this post brings out the anger from people on both sides of the fence. Pro-lifers saying “how dare you have an abortion, twice.” Pro-choicers saying “how dare you say that people will regret it.”

I think to the point of regret, its important for a woman to examine and know her self thoroughly, you run a very real risk that you will regret an abortion for your entire life. Not that all will, maybe not even the majority. But you probably shouldn’t care about all, or the majority in this case. You should know if you, yourself, will regret it.

Another thing I will add is that I have never heard a parent say they regret having kids. I’ve never heard someone say, “I love my kids, but I really would have preferred [insert sport or University education or Job title] instead. They wonder about it, but not necessarily regret.

I am of pro choice sentiment, but my choice would always be life. I also don’t believe its my choice to choose what other people do. If God gave you the choice to sin, who am I to try and take it away?

Anyways, my soapbox is unsteady, im gonna get down now.


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