Recently MTV had an abortion episode called “No Easy Decision.” The couple, James and Markai, agonized over what to do about their second pregnancy and ended up having an abortion. They kept asking themselves what would happen if they had a second child. But is that not precisely how we make these decisions less easy? People in these situations often talk as if the child who already exists in the womb did not in fact exist. The question is not what will happen if they have this child. The real question they are wrestling with but not admitting is whether it is OK to kill the child. That’s the question, that’s the issue, that’s what is not going away, and that’s also what will haunt them for a lifetime after the abortion.