There are a lot of reasons why a person might have an abortion. Here are a few:
1. She doesn't want to become a parent now.
2. She doesn't want to become a parent ever.
3. She's still in high school/college and wants to complete her education.
4. She had an incomplete miscarriage.
5. She has an ectopic pregnancy or other health problem.
6. She has children that she is already struggling to take care of.
7. She doesn't want to be a single parent.
8. She can't afford a/another child.
9. There is a fetal anomaly present.
10. She is looking after a family member with health issues and can't take care of both a child and a family member.
11. She is in an abusive relationship.
12. The pregnancy was a result of rape.
13. The child(ren) that she already has has special needs and she has to take care of him/her.
14. She is a drug addict/alcoholic and doesn't want the fetus to be born with health problems or raise a child while still being addicted.
15. She doesn't want to have a child at her age.
16. She doesn't want to be pregnant with a specific person's fetus.
17. Because having a child is and always will be life changing.
18. Giving a child away for adoption would be too painful.
19. She feels violated by the pregnancy.
20. She just doesn't want to be pregnant.
..and all of these reasons are good reasons. I don't expect any anti-choicers to understand this. I don't expect anti-choicers to treat any pregnant person decently, or even humanely. However, I do expect that pro-choicers will respect all women, regardless of their choice and their reason for that choice. We must always remember that it's not our (or anyone's) place to judge these women.
Have a happy Sunday!
-If you have any more things that you think I should add to this list, post a comment telling me what I should add. :)
-It's almost been a year since Dr. Tiller's assassination. Please remember to acknowledge that day (May 31st) and raise awareness about anti-choice terrorism. If you're on Twitter, you can start raising awareness by using the #TrustWomen and #RememberingDrTiller hashtags. God bless you, Dr. Tiller.