Abortion activists have moved on from claiming that women in desperate situations need abortions to insisting that women should be allowed to have abortions for any reason or none at all.
For decades, their claims about abortions in difficult circumstances have been used as a cloak for their abortion-on-demand agenda; but now, abortion activists are boldly proclaiming what they really want: abortion whenever and for whatever reason they choose.
The liberal blog SELF recently published a series of women’s abortion stories. One woman, “Samie,” insisted that she was “extremely proud” that she aborted her unborn child.
“I’d been casually seeing someone, and when I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wasn’t prepared to have a kid,” the 29-year-old said.
Three years have passed since then, and Samie said she has no regrets about her abortion; it allowed her to continue living the life she wanted.
“It was an easy decision to make—and one I’m extremely proud of,” she continued.
Samie and others featured in the piece specifically were asked about their sexual experiences after their abortions. She responded:
Three or four months passed between my abortion and when I had sex again. I thought the first time post-abortion would need to be special—not dissimilar from when I thought I needed to lose my virginity in a special way. Now that I knew more about the “consequences” of sex, I felt this moral imperative to make the sex more important, more correct, more right. And then it wasn’t special or important or particularly good, and that was perfectly OK. I realized I didn’t need to somehow right any wrongs of being a sexual person; I could just continue doing what I’d been doing. …
Despite all my progressive thinking, I had this lens that sex was bad and that I probably did something wrong and that I had to live with the consequences, as opposed to just treating it as part of my life, my sexuality, and my future.
Samie should have listened to her conscience. Abortion on demand is not good for women, it is not freeing or empowering to kill another human being. And there are very real consequences to casual sex and abortion.
While sex itself is not bad, casual sex comes with all sorts of physical and emotional risks, from STDs to pregnancy to heartbreak. Abortions kill nearly 1 million unborn babies in America each year, and they are not without their risks to the mother as well. Numerous studies have linked abortions to increased risks of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies. Physical risks range from increased risks of breast cancer, future preterm births and even death. Studies also have linked abortions to relationship trouble.
The abortion industry has convinced women like Samie to drown out their consciences and embrace these risky, life-destroying lifestyles with little regard to the risks or consequences. Women and their babies deserve better than abortion on demand. They deserve to know the truth, to be supported and to heal.