Why do women choose Abortion?
Abortion: a failure to communicate
"Research suggests that modern American women of childbearing age do not view the abortion issue within the same moral framework as those of us who are pro-life."
Thus if we wish our pro-life efforts to be productive we must listen, understand and respond to the actual concerns of the women who are most likely to choose abortion.
"Abortion: the Least of Three Evils" looked at the perceived 'evils'.
motherhood, adoption, abortion
1) With unplanned motherhood the woman sees pregnancy as a 'death of self'. The perception of the choice is either "my life is over", or "the life of this new child is over" and, given the choice, the bottom line is self-preservation.
Even women who choose life do not do so because of a better understanding of fetology, but because they have a broader and less fragile sense of self.
2) Adoption is considered the most 'evil' because it is a kind of double death. The woman has to carry the child to term thus a sort of 'death of self', then the child is given up for adoption which is perceived as the death of the child 'through abandonment'.
3) Regarding Abortion, the women interviewed agreed
a) that abortion is killing
b) it is wrong and God will punish them
c) God will ultimately forgive them
d) a woman in such a crisis has no real choice.
The primary concern
in any of the three options
revolved around the woman.
(by Paul Swope, Northeast Project Director of the Caring Foundation and President of LifeNet.Services, Inc.)
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