Letter: How is abortion hilarious?
Regarding the “My Turn” article “A unique take on women’s sexuality, abortion” (Monitor Forum, July 5), it is shocking to me when the writer, Meagan Gallagher of Planned Parenthood, says the film Obvious Child is a “hilarious and honest story” about a woman who decides to have an abortion because of three incidents in her life.
She has an abortion at Planned Parenthood after talking with her family, friends and even “the one-night stand” father of the child. Note I say “child!”
The article says she has no shame, stigma or judgment forced on her. The article goes on to say abortion is the “most common and safest medical procedure in America.”
I have worked for “pro life” issues for quite some time, and I can say many women who have spoken to me regarding their abortion decision (and men who have been a part of the abortion decision) feel great regret and sadness and depression with their decision.
They, because of their conscience, not any group forcing their opinion on them, realize they have taken the life of their own child.
To state that abortion is the most common medical procedure in America is tragic. What has happened to us as a society when even our children are disposable?
The article ends with: “A woman’s decision about her pregnancy should be respected and valued.”
But there is a second party in the picture that should be respected and valued and that is the baby.
What is so “hilarious” about this?