posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 06:26 PM
I think this is a good opportunity for me to get a bit personal and drop my objectivity I normally hold.
When I was young, a girl and I were not playing safe. As it may, we were faced with a situation of being pregnant. In all my worldly wisdom at my
young age, I convinced her that an abortion was the best path to choose. Not my finest moment.
That was nearly a couple decades ago. Today, her and I are still friends. Recently she lost both her parents within a couple of years. Now,
contrary to the trends of many young kids, she was waiting and being diligent on finding her mate in life. Because of that, she wasn't married yet
and her parents were never privileged with a grandchild.
Maybe there is no direct correlation in mental health and an abortion, but I can tell you that it leads to remorse by not only the woman that
underwent the process, but also the man who was involved in the choice made. That is, when the two people involved are not so separated from reality
as I believe we see nowadays in the youth.
As it be, it is a memory that is not tragic enough for my brain to simply whisk away, nor is it a memory that is constantly present. In order to find
peace with myself, I had to tell her mother how sorry I was for my poor choice at the ripe age of 18. How I was a coward. How I damaged her
So tell me, does abortion lead to mental health problems? Maybe, maybe not; but it sure does lead to consequences that just are not worth it.