Interesting letters in reaction to a this story about using abortion to end the life of a child with fetal defects. I've often said that the fact that some or many women experience profound emotional trauma after abortion is not, in itself, a reason to make abortion illegal. (It is a reason for states to insist that abortion providers provide expansive, holistic counseling and screening for abortion-vulnerable women.)
I'm starting to notice that the non-regret of abortion is used (as in the linked article above) in a way that suggests that non-regret is an important consideration for the legal status of abortion. But if it's not morally relevant when women regret abortion, neither is it morally relevant when they don't.
See I Wanted a Genetically-Perfect Baby for an excellent discussion of the Salon article.