Maggie Koerth-Baker on her own abortion: “I am making a decision.”

by Jon Christian

Talented science writer Maggie Koerth-Baker has a heart-wrenching post on BoingBoing about her current pregnancy, which doctors have said is surely going to be a miscarriage, and the choice she must make regarding whether to have it aborted.

There is no universal good option. There is no universal bad option. But for each individual there is an option that is the least bad. Here is why I am pro-choice. If someone has to make a decision and the best they can hope for is the least-bad option, I don’t believe I have any business making that choice for them.

My abortion is not a good abortion. It’s just an abortion. And there’s no reason to treat the decision I have to make any differently than the decisions made by any other woman.

[The only good abortion is my abortion]