First, kudos to Leila for treating people who disagree with her with such respect. It shows what a true lady she is. Quickly, because I don't want this topic to overwhelm my selfish personal story on my blog, I'll respond to a couple comments. (And also because Leila added another post on this topic, but I just want to move on. ;) )
From Leila: Feminists are not conceding anymore that abortion should be a regrettable choice, but are in fact encouraging women to call it a positive good, with T-shirts and all. So, I am not sure you have your pulse on the modern abortion industry, the gender feminists, and their ilk.
Yes, you're right, I don't have my pulse on the modern abortion industry. I realize that nearly every business seeks to make money but I do believe that some abortion providers feel they are doing a good public service. Yes, it's true.
From JoAnna: Feeling "backed into a corner" is not a valid reason to kill a living child, so it should not be a valid excuse to kill an unborn child.
I never talked about reasons or justifications, just the reality of life for lots of women. I believe a small minority of women having an abortion feel justified.
Also from JoAnna: If women feel they have no choice, how is it "pro-choice" to essentially affirm that? It seems more "pro-abortion" to tell women that they have no choice other to abort, so sign here and fork over your $$ so we can kill your baby, even though you don't want to (as opposed to giving her the resources necessary to make a different choice).
Most political terms are pure semantics. Estate Tax vs. Death Tax. Global Warming vs. Climate Change. Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life. I'm 100% pro-life. I also know that banning an activity doesn't stamp it out. Unless we empower women to make good decisions for themselves in relationships, abortion will not go away.
Christian women: let's work on compassion for each other.