From a purely logical perspective, it is of course true that certain mothers are more culpable than other for the spine-snipping and organ-vacuuming of their unborn children.
But by continually acknowledging and harping on this fact, what are we accomplishing except giving women more excuses to latch onto, more reasons to whine that it’s not really their fault.
More- why don’t we say the same thing about the abortion doctors? Sure, they’re not put under the sort of strain as a pregnant fourteen year old dragged into a clinic by her father, but it’s undoubtedly true that at least a great deal of abortion doctors think they’re doing good work – great work, even. Important, life-changing work that helps thousands of women. Where are the calls to say “Now, now, we dont know what was in the abortionist’s heart. He probably wasn’t fully culpable…”
Or how about the fathers dragging in their daughter? Why are we making them into villains? Surely they’re just doing the best they can to help their daughters live a better life. It’s very stressful. We can hardly condemn every father who drags his daughter into a clinic to get her baby killed.
While all of this is technically true, it puts the larger issue off to the side:
A baby was just killed.
So why are we making excuses for the mother?