I don't doubt that some women regret their abortions, perhaps bitterly. But I could tell you just as many stories about those who don't regret them, and in fact were relieved....not depressed. I happen to be one of them. While I mourn the loss of those pregnancies I lost through miscarriage, the one I had terminated was mis-located, and would have been the end of me. Ectopic pregnancies kill. Mind you, the OB gave me very strong advice, but I ALWAYS had the choice of whether to abort, or take that chance. I was never told I HAD to terminate the pregnancy, even though the doc told me my chances for survival were very small - but that it was completely my decision. That decision left me alive to bear two sons, and that, my friend, I don't regret for a New York minute.<quoted text>
I exaggerated to emphasize the over simplification of your presentation of how Christians view women and children. Both what you said and what I said are extreme and untrue.
I have many friends who've had abortions and they still grieve for the children that they aborted. Even though they know the situations they found themselves in were very difficult, as adult women they know they could have done it differently. Each of them still remembers the day she went to the clinic and also suffers depression for the month that the abortion occurred in.
Yes, my situation was extreme, and so many here doubt that doctors would ever be prohibited from saving a woman's life from an ectopic pregnancy, but it happens already in many countries where abortion is completely illegal. And the laws being proposed here, which concern personhood, and 'destruction of evidence' DO NOT MENTION an exception for saving a woman's life.
We can complacently say that such bills don't often become law, but the fact that laws such as this even make it to the Floor of the House, bodes ill for women's lives, and frankly, makes me livid.