I'm one that always appreciates a conversation, anytime. Also, I'm sorry for your loss. It's a traumatic experience anytime to lose a baby. As soon as, a women feels and states the connection as "my baby" it's a game changing experience.
The latest data I found shows that the majority of states prohibit abortions after a certain point in pregnancy. They ban abortions after a fetus is considered viable unless the pregnancy threatens the mother's life and health. Some states ban late-term abortions unless the mother's life and physical health are at risk and, on top of that, require a second physician approval before that abortion can be performed. For the most part there's a lot of restrictions for late-term abortions in most states, perfect! I, agree 100 percent that abortion should NOT be used as a form of birth control. The finding is that most late-term abortions happen only when the mother's life is in danger. I personally never knew of anyone who wanted to have an abortion at 8 or 9 months just because they decided they wanted one. I'm not saying, however, that has never happened, but what I am say is that it is rare. Rare is the goal. Also, I disagree that abortion clinics are located in predominantly in black or if I may add Hispanic neighborhoods, that is false. The truth is, no matter race, many who seek abortions are extremely conflicted, some feel very alone, and are naturally scared, therefore they need help to walk them through. So why disabled that help if it can save a life is my question? I do understand your feelings, but what I'm not understanding is the defunding of family planning institutions that provide and offer a comprehensive plan that includes access to contraception, education, adoption laws, and economic incentives that assist low-income mothers, etc.. With those institutions available we can continue to keep the number of abortions as rare as possible. I believe there's reasonable solutions for all situations if only people are willing to listen to each other, and not close the door. It's not a one size fits all world by any means, unfortunately, that how we treated each other regardless of political affiliation. I think if we start with common ground we can create real solid solutions. We all need to open our minds and heart to being tolerant of others feelings. I honestly think that's what we are lacking, on so many issues. There's definitely a lot of grey areas in this black and white world. We all can and should do better.