Susie, I am really glad that you are a loving parent. Many years ago I had a Jewish friend who became pregnant and she told me that she was going to have an abortion. She wasn't talking this over with me; she just notified me that she was going to disappear for a couple of weeks. I was stunned. I said nothing. I didn't know what to say. Actually, she told me this was her third abortion. I remember feeling guilty because I never said anything. From hind sight, I wish that I would have just told her: "please don't do this, it will not be good for you or your baby." If you have a friend who is considering an abortion, please don't approve of it. That person may be looking to you to help them say no. Please suggest the idea of adoption, since there are so many desiring to have a child.
I know of a priest who said he never wanted to be involved with the abortion issue. The problem is that he kept running into women who were now beginning to deal with the trauma of abortion --- 10, 20, 30, even 40 years after the fact. You may help save that person from a decision that will affect them adversely for the rest of their life.
I had another friend named Rosie and she decided to go through with an abortion and all of a sudden Rosie wasn't Rosie anymore. She was depressed. She then had another abortion and in the end she took her life by shooting herself in the head with a double barrel shot gun. Contrary to your view, abortion is not the best way out. Abortion victimizes women. That is why so many women who have had abortions are now speaking out against it and are warning other women about the bad effects of abortion. Susie, thank you for considering the possibility of adoption.