Bel Mooney, a British writer, has penned a column saying her abortion and taking the life of her own child is really “no big deal” and that she has absolutely no regrets about the abortion decades later.
In these kinds of cases, sadly, a post-abortive woman’s heart has hardened to such a point that she blindly believes there is zero moral, spiritual, or societal consequence for taking her own child’s life. At this point, the best any pro-life person can do is to hope and pray that, someday, her eyes will be opened.
Without further ado, here is Mooney in her own words as she discusses the “abortion comedy” Obvious Child:
For the fact is that for many people who have had one, including myself, an abortion is no big deal. When you reach the tender ending of the film, you realise that her decision to have an abortion as early as possible was wise and, yes, right.
This is not about a ‘lifestyle choice’. It is about realising that the decision to bring a child into this world is the most serious you can make.
Which is worse: to bring an unwanted baby into a chaotic life or to terminate the pregnancy at the earliest possible moment? I still have no doubt that women have the right to choose an early abortion and that they are usually wise to do so.
I can honestly say I’ve never felt sad about having a very early termination at the end of 1980. My son was born in 1974, smaller than average and treated in special care. Then in 1975 I endured 16 hours of labour delivering a stillborn son at full term.
In January 1980, I had my daughter prematurely by caesarean section, contracted a dangerous infection and heard a succession of bleak warnings from doctors about my baby’s health.
The prognosis was uncertain and the future looked frightening and exhausting in equal measure – though at the time I had no way of predicting just how hard it would be.
That’s why, 11 months after my daughter’s birth and pregnant again at the age of 34, I was so relieved to hear my new GP tell me: ‘If you were my daughter, I would counsel a termination.’
We’d moved house to give the children a better life in the country, I’d mislaid my Pills during the chaos and bingo.
Like Donna in the film, I was thoughtful, but determined about having an abortion.
And from that day until this, I have never experienced a moment of regret about that decision. For the sake of my health and in order to care for my sick child, it was the right thing to do.