Where are studies of women’s views?
There is a saying that goes “lies, damn lies and statistics.” Any of us can find, if we search long and hard enough, some basis on which to supposedly prove a point definitely and with impunity. We wallow in numbers and dollar figures while day by day babies in their mother’s womb are killed. The numbers are staggering, amounting over past years to many millions babies here in Canada and added to particularly in our own Atlantic region.
Only one jurisdiction in North America stands out as being a “life sanctuary” and it is ours. Now we are in a headlong push it seems by persons within our sanctuary boundaries to join in this utter disregard for human life.
The statistic that is never seen or nor published flows from the views of women following having suffered the loss of the baby, the life, that they carried within them until that fateful decision to have that baby denied life. That statistic will show that there is deep remorse, heavy sense of loss afterward.
It flows from the realization that they have indeed committed an act that ended a life, an action that they would not even consider otherwise relative to any other human.
We have moved from a situation where some professional consultation and advice might be provided to any woman in the situation of contemplating taking such drastic action to none and compounded that by rushing that woman off to her child’s demise. Alternatives are well known and are available locally. A study of the aftereffects and most centrally the taking of a human life will present a much different view of the consequences that flow from an abortion. Vincent E. McIntyre, Corran Ban