That would be awful. And that would result from the delay caused by this legal brouhaha that has no business happening since (a) it's apparently legal for her to make this choice, and (b) not to choose an abortion would put her health at greater risk.
Whew! "Pro-abortionists?" Who are these people? Do they stand outside abortion clinics and cheer?
First of all, abortion is legal. It's legal because making it illegal doesn't stop it from happening. I'm all for reducing the number of abortions, and I'm certainly irritated by women who use it as their primary means of birth control. But the solution, to me, is not to make it illegal but to preach contraception. And even then, there will still be impulsive young people and failed birth control methods. Hence, there will always be desperate women who think that ending a pregnancy early is less traumatic than bearing a child full-term and giving it up for adoption--because of their unique circumstances. Every abortion is tragedy, but the tragedies have roots in the lives of the pregnant women. Rape. Incest. Poverty. Dysfunctional families to make one's hair stand on end. I think the anti-abortion activists have played an important role in getting out the message that abortion is not equal to having one's tonsil's removed, a message that has surely affected many women's thinking about the matter since the late 70's. But the fact remains that abortion is legal and is likely to remain so.
Secondly, the interference in this case was not initiated by pro-abortion activists. The girl was on her way to have the abortion when DCF intervened, even though she had the legal right to choose an abortion.
Now, it is entirely possible that someone will counsel her about other options. Maybe a family will come forward and offer her money for the child. Maybe she will be talked into bearing the child and giving it up for adoption. And if so, she might die in childbirth, thus relieving taxpayers of a burden. How does that sound?
Or everything might turn out just fine, she mends her ways, gives the baby up, and she and the baby both have fine lives. No one has a crystal ball. But it does appear that she's taking more of a risk to bear the child than to have an abortion.
Frankly, I'm glad I'm not in her shoes.