My resident trolls, along with many other abortion advocates, say that abortion is just because the fetus is an uninvited trespasser, that although the woman knows that her sexual activity can cause pregnancy, she didn't *intend* pregnancy. Therefore implantation equals trespass, and trespassers will be -- well, not shot, but certainly done away with.
But what of women who very deliberately put the fetus there -- who went to all the trouble of IVF to create the embryos and fetuses that they are then aborting?
Added to the scandal is the case that these abortions are classified as driven by “social” reasons. In other words, there is no medical issue at stake here. These are successful and healthy pregnancies that were sought by these women, even to the extent of seeking IVF treatments. Women who had sought such abortions after IVF told The Times that they decided after becoming pregnant that they just did not want to have the baby after all, that they terminated the relationship with their partner, or that the realization of impending motherhood was just too much.
Much of the outrage, the author notes, is purely financial: "We paid for your IFV because you wanted this baby, and now we're paying to trash it! Quit double dipping!"
And sometimes there's no outrage:
Some observers responded to the report with no outrage at all. Ann Furedi, a prominent defender of abortion rights, told The Times, “Sometimes, it is only when women get pregnant that they can allow themselves to ask the question about whether it is really what they want.”
Yup. It's perfectly hunky dory to deliberately create human beings, have them implanted, let them gestate for a while, as you make up your mind if you want them or not. Call it "test driving the fetus". Sort of the way our society encourages premarital sex as a sort of test-drive, except that instead of passing the baby along to somebody else who wants it, you destroy it.