Is abortion a moral issue? I say yes. The unborn child is a living human being, albeit in the developing stage. Some say no, that the fetus is no more meaningful morally than a tumor. Indeed, a few have called it a parasite.
Those who think abortion is no big deal may still be bothered by this story: A woman has written a memoir in which she tells of intentionally getting pregnant and aborting fifteen times in sixteen years. From the story:
A self-confessed “abortion addict” has told how she had 15 terminations in 16 years. Irene Vilar, 40, who is now married with two young daughters, had the abortions between the ages of 16 and her early thirties. She describes her decisions in a book called Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict and is now anticipating a fierce backlash from the anti-abortion community. Miss Vilar, a literary agent from Denver, Colorado said the terminations took place against a difficult period in her life during which she also tried to kill herself. Her mother had committed suicide when she was eight and two of her brothers were heroin addicts.
She said her first husband, an older man, had believed children killed sexual desire and she had rebelled by not using birth control. Then she would fear losing her husband and opt for a termination. In the brutally frank memoir she writes: “My story is a perversion of both maternal desire and abortion, framed by a lawful procedure that I abused…
“A moment came when not being pregnant was enough motivation for wanting to be pregnant. Getting pregnant began to be simply a habit. If I wasn’t pregnant, something was wrong, more wrong than what was already wrong. I believe this habit formed with abortion number 9 and pregnancy number 10.”
It shouldn’t just be the anti abortion community that is upset. This isn’t a matter of law. It is a matter of morality and willing self restraint, without which, society will eventually implode.
So where do y’all stand? No big deal? It’s her body and she can do whatever she wants, including repeatedly getting pregnant in order to abort? Or is this an awful morality tale of our times? I know this: I hope she doesn’t make a dime off the bodies of her aborted offspring.