A woman needs the choice to have an abortion without being oppressed One of my best friends is a midwife and she delivered a baby about four years ago that had so many problems that he died only a couple of days after birth. The mother wanted to abort he baby to save the suffering for her as it would have been a difficult pregnancy and for the baby as it would have been constantly in pain until its death. Her boyfriend, however, was fiercely pro-life and forced her to keep the baby. He broke up with her when their baby died because he said that by saying she was going to have an abortion the baby was affected because God wanted to punish her for considering an abortion. It took a year of therapy for her to recover from such a difficult pregnancy and losing her baby after having met him and held him. And THAT is why I believe in abortion.