Once a woman has chosen to have an abortion, should we not respect the decision she has made?

If someone comes to me and says that he wants to commit suicide, I can adopt one of two attitudes: I can assist him in carrying out his decision, or I can try to understand the problems that push this man to suicide, help him resolve them and then dissuade him from killing himself. The same holds true in the case of one who has decided to have an abortion. Once we agree to recognize it, we see that suicide, abortion -as well as euthanasia- have this in common; they are always a defeat... and a defeat we should make every effort to avoid.

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