Well if the news have somehow become public knowledge, then sharing that information with your now teenage child would be beneficial because you then control the narrative and are able to express situations that led you to the decision and how it has impacted on your life to date.

"Make sure that you are not just sharing this information to offload your emotional state and alleviate your own distress.

The topic of abortion truly does have great educational value if relayed in a responsible manner indicating the consequence of the decision made and the value we as human beings attach to life."