before she decided to keep her next two children alive.
This is a most amazing story, and now Irene Vilar is writing about it in a new book Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict. You may not want to read the book (I probably will), but if this subject interests you, you'll certainly want to read the story.
Much can be said of the story--the heartbreak, the complications of
Vilar's choices, her difficult background (her grandmother was one of
the imprisoned Puerto Rican nationalists who shot up Congress), the way
creepy men victimized her (and her unborn children). I would have like
to have seen greater recognition that the lives of 15 people were
snuffed out. And is it true that you can get addicted to having abortions, like you might become addicted to drugs? If so, doesn't this add to the list of dangers (long-denied by abortion supporters) of having an abortion?
Advocates for the unborn have long argued that abortion is too often
used as a form of birth control, and this case could well be the
premier example. Surely this should trouble even advocates for choice
who repeatedly say that abortion is a sad thing and should be made
rare. By any measure, 15 abortions is an abuse of a legal right and a
moral wrong. Can we at least agree on that much?