Jesus Christ people. Its obvious they are coming for you. Ok, you die once. Well guess what, you know they are running ABW. It has a range of 1.6km. It isn't a magic teleport to target then do plasma ram damage. First, it does less damage than a plasma ram, and I think a Talionis with a thrust amplifier has a better effective range with the Plasma Ram than a Corvette with a ABW. It takes away cloak, so they can't sneak up on you unless you don't have situational awareness. It takes away the 6 second CD normal blink, so that's mobility down the drain. They afterburn in? It can only oneshot other corvettes, who can dodge it, a Cattaro, who has teammates, or a Nox, but a arty cruiser is dead to a corvette anyway. It's really easy to kill a corvette on approach becasue they have no way of sneaking in, and no quick cooldown blinks. If they afterburn in, you can kill them, even if you get one-shotted, they now have no way of escaping with a 15 and 25 second cooldown on the Afterburner and ABW respectively, so boom, 1:1 trade.
It's also hard to aim, because of the camera being above and behind the ship, you it's really a guesstimate where you are going to go. Frequently it fails as well if they try and blink in from max range, I've stopped short many times while running ABW even when i was within 6km of the target.
Tldr: ABW takes away sneaking in, or mobility from short CD normal blinks. If they afterburn in, they can' escape, so usually at worst is a 1:1 trade for your team. It is hard to aim due to the third person camera angle.