I do feel sorry for such women, though. Whether they ended up having "successful" I-Me-My careers or just being washed-up lonely women, I don't think they can escape the underlying realization that they've been selfish and shallow.
Many post-abortion women do repent, and they are as precious as gold. God gives them new hearts. But the ones who say it's "nothing" to them and keep denying the inner truth of it all, are well and truly dead.
I agree! It’s personally quite devastating as the 2 who I think are the most unrepentant are the closest to me (family) - and this inability to truly connect with spirituality is very, very sad. I mourn these lost children, even if they won’t - as I’m sure I’ll see them again!
I see a lack of true faith and selfishness as the very root of this evil.
These women will never see abortion as THEIR fault - they see it as some kind of “them or me” thing where they think they were completely entitled, and justified, to choose themselves. I cannot say that I understand that point of view - but it’s how they get through life, and not just with regards to this issue.
But the 2 slightly repentant women that I know are kind of scarier cases because both are generally pretty good women - one did go on to have 2 kids in addition to her stillborn at 20 weeks - and while drinking and infidelity did plague her for years, she is a good person who always tries to give to others before herself. But she has not asked herself if she has committed murder, or if she needs to somehow atone - although she may have gone through that a little when she lost her baby at 20 weeks.
The media has done a good job of presenting the ridiculous notion that babies are better off DEAD than with an unfit mother, or being adopted out. And that’s certainly something all of these women used to help convince themselves that this was a “good” choice. One of the real crimes is that most girls have heard of Planned Parenthood, and few know that there are pregnancy resource centers that will help you with an unplanned pregnancy.
I read that the majority of abortions are pressured or coerced - I even saw that they should renamed “Woman’s Choice” “Parent’s Choice” or “Guy’s Choice” - which is interesting. There’s no doubt that several of the women I know felt pressure from family or the guy to get an abortion. But in the end, a lack of true faith in God - in his creation, in his love - and in living by his laws - are what led each of them to commit this heinous act (at least 2 of them had multiple as well...)