Heard about this the other day.
Apparently (though you won't see anything about it on Wikipedia) Mona Sahlin, leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and the woman who could potentially become the country's first female prime minister, has had six abortions (in addition to the four children she allowed to be born).
That makes me sick to my stomach.
Six?! And this is a woman born and raised in a civilized, developed country. There is no doubt that she could have have obtained whatever birth control options existed during the late 1970s and since.
Whether you support "choice" or not, there is simply no realistic excuse for allowing yourself to become pregnant SIX TIMES, knowing that you're not prepared to birth and raise the resultant children. Evidently, she doesn't feel that she needs an excuse. For her (and who knows how many others), abortion is birth control.
Setting aside all moral issues for a moment--
Maybe I'm misinformed, but based on everything I've ever heard and read, abortion isn't a very pleasant experience. Even if you believe that an unborn child is nothing more than a mass of meaningless cells-- even if you won't feel a single twinge of regret-- why would you want to put your own body through that over and over again? From a purely selfish perspective, wouldn't it be easier on yourself to just use some form of traditional birth control? I just don't get it. As Donald says, she must be amazingly stupid. . .
She's not fit to lead a country if she couldn't even manage her own life better than that.