The other day I overheard a conversation. A man says he is proud of staying together with his wife for many, many years. They have four kids, three boys and a girl. He goes on to say that in the early days of their relationship, his wife got pregnant. Since they were both young and had dreams and aspirations for the future, this caused some fierce arguing and they almost broke it off. The abortion (which they disagreed strongly upon, but finally agreed to go through with), the man said had saved their relationship and ……(the use of the following word caught my attention)……enabled them to go on to have 4 kids and a happy marriage.
Nobody can predict the future. Every single little thing we do, every tiny choice we make, shapes our future in unpredictable ways. While abortion can be viewed as taking a life by some, others may view it as choosing not to start one. In this world of uncertain outcomes, choosing not to start a life may enable you to start many others in the future.
Life does not have simple answers. It’s shades of gray. Gray matter.