I think abortion is a tragic decision and is greatly overused and is, IMHO, an indicator of lack of responsibility in many cases. Birth control pharmaceuticals and devices are commonplace and readily available so choosing to reject them and depend on abortion is, at best, unwise.
However, the law of the land permits abortion under most circumstances. Wishing otherwise will not make it change. We are a nation of laws (too damn many laws) and we have definitive rules to define murder. Abortion is not so defined and we must honor this despite our personal feelings.
I will speculate that a majority of these abortion eliminated children that would have grown up in the worst possible circumstances. While we do offer welfare and some other assistance, I believe that these aborted children would have been a negative for society. They would likely have been welfare recipients and unless you are an advocate of welfare, the absence of these thousands of extra hungry mouths to feed should be viewed as a blessing, not a curse.
Thank you for responding to my original question.
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