Why would someone kill their own baby?
Why would anyone do that?
Because the fear of parental retribution or cruelty is real.
Because someone says, "Either you do this, or you are on your own," and at 14, 15, 16 year old, how does one make it on her own...little less with a baby in tow?
Because the thought of having a baby that needs extreme medical intervention, that will need extreme help physically, mentally, financially is simply more than a person can handle. It isn't about wanting a perfect baby. It's about being an imperfect human who has limits and doesn't know how to climb Everest when a normal hill was already looking huge.
Because not all daddies are kind. Some are cruel, and some give two options: you get rid of the baby,
Because it can feel more humane to abort a baby then let a man who doesn't want it kick and beat the life out of it while he kicks and beats the life out of you.
Becasue mommies carrying babies from incest are terrified of that baby being the next victim.
Because sometimes being alone and trying to take care of oneself is overwhelming. The idea of being responsible for another human being...that can bury you.
Because peer pressure can be relentless.
Because giving up what you've never seen seems easier than giving up what you've felt move, heard cry, and know looks like you.
Why have an abortion?
Because people are human, and fear is a weapon of hell that Satan uses in a kazillion different ways to steal, kill, and destroy.
If you want to stop abortion, stop judging. Stop declaring you can't understand...and get some understanding. Quit talking about how you don't know how anyone could do that and find out why they do that. THEN, deal with the WHY.
Judgment doesn't care about the why. It cares about the what.
Compassion cares about why, how to help, and what needs to be done to heal.
You want to stop babies from being killed? Address what those mommas fear if they live.