As a strongly pro-choice woman, I will admit to getting a little uncomfortable with the idea of someone having multiple abortions. I think my discomfort is for a couple of reasons - as previously cited, it seems monumentally irresponsible and illustrates a stunning lack of regard for one’s personal well being. Also, I agree that it doesn’t “look good”. But, the beauty of choice is that my personal discomfort for the use of abortion as birth control doesn’t matter a whit. It’s still her choice, ultimately.
That being said, I speculate the occurence of women having multiple abortions (high multiples) is more of a rarity in the truest sense. I knew a friend of a friend once who had had four abortions, which I thought was a rather high number, but that was two to an unfortunate set of circumstances - two stupid mistakes in early youth, and the discovery of super-fertility later in life - no condom, nor pill, shall stop these eggs! I believe she eventually had a tubal ligation.
I remember a while back, Hillary Clinton was raked over the coals for saying that abortion “in many ways represents a sad, even tragic, choice to many, many women” I had trouble finding some of the outrage I remember cropping up, but this article partially references some of it:
I diagreed with my fellow feminists who regretted her choice of words - I thought it was a valid point. Many women I know have struggled over the choice to have an abortion. Equally important, though, is that some women may not.
In the end, I would rather have a few women making carefree use of the right to an abortion, even to an absurdity, than I would see it revoked or restricted.