Before legislation that brought free-standing abortion clinics under the auspices of the Indiana Board of Health in 2006, the board could not even inspect clinics for the safety of women's health. I am thankful that women's lives are better protected and that women are better informed before they make the choice for abortion. I am thankful there are fewer abortions and thankful for a legislature that cares about women. But I feel sad that those who make money killing babies fought these basic pieces of legislation.
Because I have many good friends and even more acquaintances who have chosen abortion, I have seen the heartache of their decision. There are organizations of post-abortion women and men speaking out about the effects of their decision to end their child's life and the reasons why they deeply regret their decision. They speak out because they do not want others to suffer as they have, even though speaking out is such a hard thing for them.
The legislation to protect the lives of women who undergo an abortion and mandate that they be told exactly the development of the babies they are carrying and how abortions are actually performed has turned many away from abortion clinics. But the testimonies of those who have killed their babies and regretted it have helped cut the numbers. In general, we have a better-informed population today. All these things have helped to bring down the number of abortions.