Not to defend Erica but she went for an abortion because not only did they not really have the money to support a child (they barely were able to make ends meet for themselves without adding a baby to the mix.) but she honestly felt that with Jeff's job at the hospital, he would be way too busy with his career to be able to make time for a child. She really felt like a baby at that stage of their lives would not only put a halt on her career dreams of being a model but it would also hinder his career as a doctor. You have to remember she was how old when she was pregnant with this baby? She was very young and very naive. I wouldn't say her decision to have an abortion was completely selfish. She was acting on something that she truly believed was true in her naive young little heart.