Just had a friend who had an abortion not too long ago. I think she was ready to have the child, but the boyfriend convinced her that it would bring the family too much shame ...so they got rid of it and then had a huge wedding to make everyone proud.
Pressure from the significant others also plays a huge role. If you have support, you might make it w/o the having the abortion ...if you don’t, and you are a young impressionable woman, you are vulnerable to these people in your life.
And lying so-called physicians who tell them it’s nothing but a blob of cells.
As a nurse, I see untold numbers of 50+ woman who are childless and who are complete basketcases. My story is also just anecdotal, but I dread taking care of these women. They are sad, demanding, self centered and pitiful. They have no children, so no one is there to visit, to take care of them. A lot of times the spouse has died or whatever ...and there is NO ONE else. They are most often depressed, at the minimum.
Women don’t think ahead to these days ..what life is like w/o children to take care of you in your old age. It’s really crucial, but people don’t think ahead to this.