Apples and bananas. AND overgeneralization.Again, if you doubt that an aborted fetus is more than a removed bunch of cells, ask any woman that has had either an abortion or a miscarriage.
A miscarriage is the involuntary loss of potential life.
An abortion is the deliberate termination of potential life.
I spent ten years as a patient escort. In ten years, I had maybe half a dozen women crying because they felt they had no other choice - often for economic reasons. They wanted babies, but felt backed into a corner - and in a few cases, it was because their asshole boyfriend was either threatening to leave if they didn't abort or had already left and the financial resources were just not there.
The rest? Overwhelmingly, the feeling was relief.
I've never had an abortion myself. I have had a miscarriage, though. And I did mourn, because I had deliberately gotten pregnant (we tell our boys they were brought into the world with malice aforethought), and had wanted to carry to term and end up with another baby when it was all done
The next pregnancy carried to term, and I had a mild stroke on the delivery table. THAT was fun.
If by some twist, both my Pill and my husband's snip failed? I would in fact march myself down to the clinic, and I would abort. I don't want any more children. I'm not interested in a repeat of the youngest's delivery. And with my RA AND my age, I'd be putting myself at risk. No, I wouldn't give it up for adoption - adoption doesn't protect my health. There are plenty of children languishing in care, I don't need to add another child to the pool - even setting aside that lily-white babies get adopted out right away.
I wouldn't feel bad about it, either. I believe that children should be WANTED, and that to bring them into the world when you don't absolutely, positively, with every fiber of you being WANT to? Is criminal.