Most scientific minded people refuse to use anecdotes as evidence, but I must admit, I care about people, and I care about what they have to say. I mean, who we minister to people if we don't know how they feel, if we don't know what's on their minds? I mean, sometimes, listening to someone's story helps them to work towards healing. Listening and speaking are both excellent tools for ministry.
That's all I could think of when I say a news story entitled One procedure, two perspectives . (The link has video as well.) Anyway, it includes interviews with two women who had abortions at a young age. One of which, lived with regret and remorse, the other staunchly feels that her decision was the correct one. How could these two women make the same decision but be so different in their reactions to it? It breaks my heart to think of it...and yet, I have yet to understand.
If your curiousity is piqued as much as mine, He Invites and I'm Not Sorry are filled with first-hand stories of women who have aborted. Love Matters has stories from men affected by abortion. If you have the time, check them out. God bless.