I have recently taken another look about how I feel about abortions.
I really think that it's not something that should be made illegal, and I feel that banning it just drives something underground, and puts more lives at risk than is necessary.
I am not going to even entertain the fringe arguments. I think if you allow abortions, then there should not need to be any tests, IE "Only if there is rape" etc.
I think within a reasonable time one should be able to seek a termination. I also think that terminations should be offered to those who have had a pre-natal deformity diagnosis.
Where the time limits should be is a whole different matter. And the time where a bunch of cells become a human life is the biggest debate, and I have a great deal of sympathy with those who say it's the moment of conception. Having said that I really don't see a couple of cells something that I can agree is a human life.
Forcing a woman who cannot afford to keep a child, or is mentally incapable of it is to me as cruel as ending one prematurely. I don't actually think there is anything especially special about a human life though. Sure any death is sad, and choosing not to continue a pregnancy is a very sad thing, and no woman has an abortion and feels nothing. It's not something anyone does likely.
What are your thoughts?