Last week, I posted a note about They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, an article from the alternative urban weekly in the Twin Cities in which the author complains bitterly about women who speak up about their abortion regrets.
This week's issue of that paper this letter:
I am appalled at this woman's lack of respect and total disregard for women who regret their abortions ("They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" 5/26). Twenty years ago this coming December I had an abortion. While I have found healing and forgiveness from God, the pain of knowing I took the life of my unborn child will live with me the rest of my life. I know from my own experience and that of others like me that a vast number of women regret their abortions but feel that because they once aborted they have somehow given up their right to change their minds. I have also experienced firsthand the pro-abortion side reinforce this belief. They claim that because I had "safe legal access" to abortion, I shouldn't dare try to stop someone else from having one! I used to smoke. I quit five years ago. So if I follow the pro-abortion reasoning, I shouldn't be allowed to tell others about the dangers of smoking because I had "safe legal access" and I am therefore a hypocrite. The opinion of this woman and many like her in the pro-abortion movement just reinforces what the pro-life side has been saying all along. They do not care about women. If they did they would be trying to help women who regret their abortions; instead they want to shut us up. Our stories are not good for business. Well, this woman will be "silent no more"!