The position of modern western society with respect to abortion is quite different. For the first time it is possible to insist that abortion means nothing, that it is simply a form of birth control chosen by certain women. And from this point of view, abortion, for any given woman, can be endlessly repeated. The foetus means nothing, and is only a group of cells. Not everyone shares this attitude, and we can see it conceals a number of much more complex feelings, but none the less it exists. It voices an entirely secular view of the world.