This is a thread about personal (or near-personal) experiences. If you are of the female persuasion, have you had an abortion and care to talk about it (good or bad)? If someone close to you did, your opinions are also solicited, as well as the male POV. The approximate date and location is important, like pre- or post-Roe v. Wade, USA or other.
To kick off this thread, I will share my own. Not being female in any sense of the word, I have never had an abortion. But an ex-girlfriend did, post-Roe, in the 1970’s. I don’t know how it happened (I wasn’t guilty), and saw no point in asking. She came to me for support, not lectures, and I provided same, taking her to a legal hospital appointment, bringing her home, and taking care of her for a few days. We remained good friends for years after and never saw a further need to talk about it.
There was absolutely no way she could carry the pregnancy to term. The “problem” would probably have been taken care of in later years with chemicals, but that was not available at the time. We were grateful that the Roe v. Wade decision was made as it was.
It would have been a significantly different experience under more restrictive laws.