There is a movement today called Abortion No More, comprised of women who state that they regret their abortions.
Their stories correspond with reports from the Alan Guttmacher Institute that state that the majority of women in this nation seek abortion due to contraception failure, and I would add, due to relationship failures.
Relationships that involve sexual intimacy but lack lifetime commitment often end up “resolving” unexpected pregnancy with abortion, broken hearts and wounded bodies.
Abortion is an affront to a woman’s and man’s ability to love the child they have conceived together. It is an affront to the dignity of the personhood of the child whose life is taken. It is an affront to the profession that claims to be one of healing and health.
Post-abortion-syndrome is real, resulting in depression and despair after the realization that a couple has ended a child’s life. A whole host of pro-life physicians testify that the intentional killing of an unborn child is never a real treatment for a pregnant woman in a life-threatening condition.
There is a big difference between prescribing treatment for a woman that unintentionally ends the life of the child and the direct, intentional killing of the child as the means of curing the woman’s condition.
As for contraception and the Vatican, again the Alan Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s research arm, has repeatedly reported that women seek abortion due to contraception failure.
Abstinence never fails to prevent pregnancy. Contraception can and does.