I'll support you.
It's your choice, really.
I want you to know I'll be here for you no matter what you decide to do.
Disgusting, deceitful and empty platitudes. Imagine the following scenario: a young girl approaches her boyfriend carrying a positive pregnancy test, and, thrusting it into his hands, pats him worriedly on the back while making soothing comments like, "I'm here for you" and "whatever you choose, I'll support you 100%."
Can you imagine the incredulity, the loneliness, the fear such a reaction would surely incite in someone facing an "unplanned" pregnancy. To be told, essentially, it's your problem... but I'm here to help you deal with it.
This is such cowardice, and every day it happens to 13, 14, 15 year-old girls who are facing life-altering (and too frequently, life-ending) decisions about their futures. And dad? That's right, the other party responsible for participation in the creative act that, along with the uncompromising cooperation of Almighty God, resulted in the unique generation of an immortal human soul. Oh, well, he'll support whatever decision you arrive at, he'll even pay for it if you really press him.
I'm not being fair. It's common knowledge that abortion is a complex issue, a difficult decision for anyone to arrive at. But it shouldn't even be an option. It shouldn't be in the vocabulary of a 17-year old girl or a 16-year old boy, terrified of the consequences of their actions and swallowing a lie that our culture would further poison them with. Abortion is not a solution, it is an end. It is final, it is fatal, and it cannot be undone.
After abortion, you will not be "unpregnant". Pregnancy is not a condition that can be cleared up with a pill. The pro-choice argument is fueled by a misconception that things can "go back to the way they were" before the unplanned pregnancy. This is false on every level. Physically, emotionally, spiritually, metaphysically (if we can go so far in our modern thought), everything about a woman is dramatically altered after conception. Where there was one, now two are. It is certainly possible to destroy the life of one or both, but what can never be accomplished is a rewinding, a reversion to the original solitude before conception, before the creation of life.
So many women choose abortion out of fear and ignorance. Assuming that a first trimester abortion will be less complicated, less traumatic, many go forward blindly in a desperate attempt to undo what has already been done, creating a lifetime of pain and regret in an attempt to regain control of one's life. The decision to carry an unplanned pregnancy to term is a difficult one, to be sure. It's a life-altering one as well. But it's not a life ending one.
Having a baby does not generally end anyone's life. An abortion, by definition, always ends someones life. If you are pregnant, you are going to be inconvenienced for 9 months (or possibly longer if you choose to parent), after which you have the choice to either raise your child or entrust his or her upbringing to someone else. This is the real freedom of choice, because a choice for abortion is a right we have wrongly asserted. No one, not even a parent, has the right to take the life of another human being.