There are many people who have not taken the time to think through the difference between Birth Control and Abortion.
When you are told that you can have an abortion as a method of Birth Control, you are being given a total misrepresentation of the facts.
Birth Control seeks to prevent a pregnancy. The methods vary from culture to culture, and the tools vary from various forms of medications to barriers of so called 'protection'. Even in today's modern society many of these are ineffective, and most manufacturers even have a label stating that there is no guarantee this will prevent pregnancy.
Abortion seeks to kill the life of a person. Once a pregnancy is achieved, you have a new life growing inside you. At 6 weeks there is a heartbeat, so for most women the heart is already beating when you find out you're pregnant. One pregnant lady said: "You can first hear the heartbeat using Doppler around 9-11 weeks, I heard my baby's heartbeat the first time at 10 weeks (it was so awesome)".
No matter how you look at it, if there is a heartbeat, there is a separate person inside you, not a mass of tissue, as some would have you believe. Abortion is the procedure by which this little person is killed, and then removed from your womb. It is the murder of a person, who may have grown up to be a wonderful human being. The baby is not a sinner, he or she is an innocent pure person with a life ahead of him or her, that has nothing to do with how conception took place.
You have options. If people make love, they are responsible for the results. If you don't like the Murder option, you can consider other alternatives. There are thousands of wonderful people out there who were unable to have a baby, and would be happy to adopt your baby and give it a good life and future. Then there is the option of keeping your baby and raising it. This is not an easy route for a single mom, but I know one girl who has done so very successfully, and never regretted her decision.
Abortion and Forgiveness. God is a loving and forgiving God. He knew we are tempted and many times fail. He can give you strength to resist temptation if you walk with Jesus day by day. If you have had an abortion, you can ask Jesus for forgiveness and He will grant it; if you mean it with all your heart. He told a woman caught in the act of adultery, 'Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more" John 8:11