A society that accepts divorce is not too far from accepting abortion.
In marriage, the love between a man and a woman conceive a child through the conjugal act. Far from merely being a “one time” event, the child realizes that his call to existence was predicated on the love between his mother and father. But what happens when that union falls apart? What happens when there is no more love? Why do the stats show the incredibly negative consequences of divorce on a child’s self-esteem? The answer of course is that deep within his soul, he still depends on the unity of his parent’s marriage. He needs it because it provides him the spiritual and psychological security to develop into a balanced human being. It also shows him that he is not a temporary or arbitrary creation, but a permanent one. He is not some kind of fluke or mistake which was conceived in a convenient window of temporary harmony, but rather he was conceived within a purposeful and permanent sacrifice. If it was love that conceived him and made him a person, it is the same love that sustains him and keeps him whole.
Abortion is merely the logical extension of divorce, except that it is played out before birth. Both acts involve saying “no” to genuine love and sacrifice. Both acts operate under the principle of separation. In the case of divorce, it attacks the child after he is born by separating the union of his conception, thereby attacking his psychological and spiritual equilibrium. In the case of abortion, it acts out in the external world what divorce does in the internal one.