This article is excellent for understanding the vast majority of women who choose abortion and why. It is about right brain research showing how pro-choice women think about abortion, which is drastically different from that of the average pro-life activist.
When a woman faces an unplanned pregnancy, her main question is not “Is this a baby?”—with the assumed consequence that if she knows it to be so she will choose life. Women know, though often at the subconscious level, that the fetus is human, and that it will be killed by abortion. But that is the price a woman in that situation is willing to pay in her desperate struggle for what she believes to be her very survival.
I used to believe that women facing an unplanned pregnancy want to know whether their baby is a baby or not, the morality of the situation. Today I realize they generally do not. If you ask counsellors who see a lot of women facing unplanned pregnancies, they will confirm that fetal development is not something women are asking about. I believe it would be wise to recognize this as the pro-life movement, and that it would lead to better communication between those who are pro-life and those who are pro-choice if we did. The result would be the saved happy lives of women facing unplanned pregnancies, alongside the saved lives of their children.by