If normal people can have abortions and talk openly about them it seems we all should at least be willing to listen as openly as they are to speak. There's something almost unfair feeling in dogmatically opposing someone who is speaking her heart on a difficult subject. What kind of red-neck would denounce these personal testimonies?
Christians need to be able to frame this issue Biblically. And the way I do this is as follows. There are only two possible reactions open to the person who has no intention of repenting of sin.
The first is simply to deny sin.Excuses are offered. Blame is shifted. God's moral absolutes are relativized. This happens all the time. And the goal is to remove personal guilt. It takes some effort, but eventually the volume of conscience can be turned down. It is simply untrue, as many Christians suggest, that every woman who had an abortion lives life filled with regret and shame.Regret and shame aren't impossible to overcome.
I said there were two possible options for those who refused to repent of sin. The first, denial, isn't the preferred course of action in dodging repentance. The second course of action is not denial of sin, but pride in sin. This is preferred because while denying sin can make future sins easier for me, pride in sin actually promotes the same sinful action in others. And no one likes to be a lonely sinner.