My personal feeling is that the decision should be left to the pregnant woman alone. Bringing a life into this world when you don't want it or can't afford to have it does not help society, IMO. Consider this situation for a couple that I am friends with: Both parents in their mid/late-40s, married over 20 years, oldest in college, youngest senior in HS. Wife had been having spotty/irregular periods for as long as she can remember and then found out she was pregnant at 46. Neither parent wanted another child, their lives were set, retirements set, children almost out of school. Due to her age she had an amniocentesis, which revealed numerous anomalies. As a family, the children and parents decided that an abortion was the right thing to do for their family.Question: I have forgotten, what is your personal feeling about abortion? Should viability guide / shape the decision? (I am not talking about the health of the mother or child.)
Now in Texas, this isn't legal. This family would be forced to have a handicapped child, too bad, so sad. That is just wrong. Leave the family planning to the family involved. That is my personal feeling about abortion. And I would never say to someone that they should abstain from sex if they aren't prepared to have a child every time they have sex. Seriously? People think like that?