Honestly, I almost made the same comment as trublmakr, but I decided not to because euphemisms like that are a pet peeve of mine and I thought maybe I’d be overreacting. Now, though . . . while I get that you were trying to be respectful, I really can’t imagine how anyone would find the word “abortion” offensive. It’s the act that some object to, not the word for it. If anyone is that sensitive about the word, one would hope they wouldn’t stick their nose into this thread!
IMHO, the word “abortion” is like the word “condom”: if you’re not mature enough to say it, you’re not mature enough to be having sex.
(I know, I know, the old saw is that you should be mature enough to buy a condom. I don’t think that goes far enough, though, so I like to say that you need to be mature enough to say the word. And, it makes for a better analogy. :p)