I used to be a woman like Ellen Barkin and Amy Richards.
Radically feminist and "hysterically" pro-choice, I had an abortion while I was in college. A mere cluster of cells, poor timing in my life, an inconvenient "thing" to "deal with" I had an abortion and I wasn't sorry. I didn't "blink" either.
That was until I gave birth and looked into the eyes of my newborn - the first of four beautiful children - and saw the very face of God.
As I gave my remorse and shame to God and came to know His Son Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, my heart and life were transformed. I began to see my actions in a totally new light. The years of alcohol abuse and destructive life choices, which preceded and became even worse after my abortion, manifested a tremendous hole in my heart that could only be filled with Christs forgiveness and redemption. I began to see how so many women of my generation had fallen victim to the worldview of radical feminism and made a choice that would permeate every aspect of their future.
There is a reason it is called a choice, Ms. Bryant. You chose to abort your child, and you regretted it. I feel nothing but sorrow for the pain you feel now. But it is still a choice. You had the decision to make, and every other woman deserves the same right. Some may take one path, some another, and regardless of what they choose, many will feel remorse. But it is still their choice. Just as it once was yours. Your regret does not supersede every other woman's right to make that same choice, should the need arise.