Now I decided recently I don’t buy the statistic, widely cited, that one in three women in the United States will have an abortion by the age 45 (Why? That’s the subject of another post, and also, to be fair, some substantive research. I stand to be corrected but I have good reason to believe that number is inflated).
But no matter, whether one in three, or one in X, we still ought to understand that we are indeed living, walking and working with women who have had abortions and that an abortion will fundamentally change you: The woman who has one, the boyfriend, the husband, the children. All of us.
Abortion is never a private matter.