I was a Senior in High School when Roe v. Wade became the legal framework for abortion in the United States. It was not until my Senior year of college - while at a seminar on the decline of Western Civilization led by Francis Schaeffer - that I first heard a compelling analysis of the culture of death that Roe v. Wade reflected.
I have spent most of the 35 years since then as a pastor in a local church setting. I have sat, listened and counseled with a number of women who were considering abortion, and a much larger number of women who, at some point in their lives, had decided to have an abortion.
One thing stands out as I listened to all those stories. All of the women who decided to get an abortion did so because they felt they had no other choice.