I read a very chilling New York Times article today: Telling the Stories Behind the Abortions. It is about a female doctor, Dr. Susan Wicklund, who has spent most of her career performing abortions. She wrote a book titled This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor.
The NYT article shares a few of her experiences, some very horrifying, and some astounding statistics. Such as "that at current rates almost 40 percent of American women have an abortion during their child-bearing years, a figure supported by the Guttmacher Institute, which researches reproductive health policy." I had no idea it was that high.
I have no intention of starting an abortion debate here, but I am curious about one thing. With the abortion rate that high, it pretty much guarantees that everyone knows at least one person who has had one. But I am curious, how many of you actually do know that someone in your life has had an abortion? As for me, I only know of one person for sure.