While moderate on most issues, I have to admit that when it comes to abortion I have a conservative point of view.
I have held two friends in my arms sobbing after they have had abortions, because they were not prepared with the emotional devastation that killing their (child, fetus, embryo...whatever you choose to call it) would cause them. PTSD is, in fact, quite common among women who have had abortions. See the article linked below.
Now, I fully understand how difficult having a child would be for a teenager or single parent...or after rape or incest. However, I think the answer to that would be adoption. I also have several friends who cannot conceive and would like so badly to adopt a child. While I know the 9 months of carrying the baby before the adoption would be hard...it is only temporary...whereas PTSD tends to last quite a long time.
No judgement here...it is a difficult decision no matter what one chooses...I faced the choice once and chose to have my daughter...who is one of my greatest blessings. It's just that the issue is much more complicated for the woman having an abortion than some would have you to believe.