“Women becoming, consequently, weaker…than they ought to be…have not sufficient strength to discharge the first duty of a mother; and sacrificing to lasciviousness the parental affection…either destroy the embryo in the womb, or cast it off when born. Nature in every thing demands respect, and those who violate her laws seldom violate them with impunity.”
Mary held Motherhood in high esteem. Abortion was unthinkable, a failure to care.
Having children is a collective activity, none of us can do it alone.
Please offer support to others who have children to care for, encourage them, do not criticise their efforts for it is a hard job of work to do and yet all benefit from the efforts of mothers and fathers.