Not ludicrous if you are a woman, 2Sirius. ;)
Especially in bad situations.
Abortion was practiced and accepted long before this country was formed and was NOT considered as murder. It was practiced long before before China's 1 male child only law. It was done by individuals through herbs and other means. It went far back as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, until early Christians (people, not God) and The Church decided to meddle in people's personal and private matters:
Same story different day. Today many modern Christians (people, not God) are trying to meddle into peoples personal and private matters in the same way. People have fought wars over Religion down through History. It's nothing more than another Religious War.