Let me start off by saying that I fully support the Catholic Church, and always will. I am not arguing her teaching on abortion. I know that it is wrong.
I just wish that my mother had chosen it. She wasn't an outright abusive person, but she was quite useless. She is incredibly irresponsible, even now in her sixties, she still has the mentality of a teenager. She hasn't got a clue how to take of herself, let alone me. She got pregnant by some random guy, who up until recently, she lead me to believe was dead. As life progressed, she turned into an animal hoarder, and is completely unstable. Up to forty dogs in one household and freely allowing vermin to roam (killing them would be "animal cruelty"). The more time that passes, the less sympathy I feel for her. I have done everything in my power to stay away, but since I messed up at college, it looks like I'll be going back there any time now. The only reason I haven't had every last animal destroyed is because she still supports me somewhat financially, forcing me to feel obligation.
Why do we blindly encourage everybody to have kids? Why do we applaud everybody who pops out a baby, even such idiots who aren't fit to raise a kid at all (but are only slightly fit enough to not have them taken away)? I wish I had been spared this wretched existance.