A female scientist who openly admits she grew up in a progressive home that advocated for abortion rights has shared her remarkable change of heart on the issue.
In an astonishingly candid Twitter thread, Rachel Bock wrote that she “grew up progressive, pro-choice all the way” and never really considered any other viewpoint when it came to the controversial subject and had been told that the pro-choice position “was the only moral conclusion.”
However, Bock then went through a series of personal experiences that made her question the very tenets of her view on the termination of pregnancy and the destruction of human life.
The first situation that shifted Rachel’s perspective involved her own brother.
“My brother got a girl pregnant when he was 19. We all wanted her to abort, please!” Bock wrote. “This was clearly horrible. She didn’t. My niece, now 17, is a shining light in this world. Her smile & presence lights up everyone around her. It’s amazing. The hindsight on this is palpable.”
Then, a close friend of hers decided to get an abortion after falling pregnant at just 17.
“I drove her and waited for her,” Bock wrote. “She still lights a candle for the child on the would-be birthday. I think this has contributed to her struggle with depression, which she has gone in and out of since then.”
Then, a friend of Bock’s got a girl pregnant and pushed her to get an abortion. “All was lined up. She bailed, then disappeared,” Rachel noted. “Months later he gets sent a baby pic that looks just like him. Serious mental breakdown. Now, 3 years later he is fighting for custody.”
Knowing so many men and women left personally shattered by their decision to abort their babies, Bock noted that one family member told her there was no need for “restrictions or ramifications because the way a woman feels the rest of her life is punishment enough. Another said she felt that “an older sibling was missing,” after she and her now-husband decided to abort their first pregnancy.
Having been intricately involved in the lives of those who decided to abort, and having seen the emotional and relational fallout so evident in their lives, Bock said that her views have fundamentally shifted.
“I could go on and on. These were just a few,” she wrote. “This complicated issue gets spoiled when we only consider two choices and when the rippling effects are not considered.”
Summing up her change of heart, the scientist wrote that she has “not known a woman in my life without some degree of psychological issue after aborting” and had “never met someone who kept the child and then regretted it. Even when they thought they really really didn’t want a kid.”
Concluding with a remark to those who advocate passionately in favor of abortion, Bock said that “pro-choice people need to stop with this idea that women should be proud of their abortions.”
“None actually are,” she wrote. “It’s a horrible thing to have to deal with psychologically.”
While Bock does not espouse support for the reserving of sex for marriage, she rightly noted that the decision to engage in sex should come “with thought and responsibility.” This is a point well-made, particularly in light of the staggering proportion of abortions that are carried out on grounds of “convenience.”
While the thread may be a contentious read for people on both sides of the issue, there is no doubt that it is a compelling personal testimony that once again debunks the false assertions made by the pro-abortion crowd.
The stark reality of abortion is that it is absolutely devastating to both the man and woman. And why? Because we are talking about the intentional destruction of a little human life. That’s should be wholly devastating to us, always.