Though woman who choose to abort may be ignoring God’s moral standard in the moment, they rarely escape the lifelong guilt and heartache that results from their tragic choice. They have been designed by God as nurturers (cf. 1 Tim. 2:15; Tit. 2:4); they have God’s law written on their conscience (cf. Rom. 2:14-15); and they have often been manipulated into their decision by others (perhaps a boyfriend or husband). As a result, they are often scared by feelings of regret and shame even if they do not know the Lord (cf. Psm 32:3-4).