I actually stumbled on this forum researching the strengths and weaknesses of the Lancaster Bomber as compared to the B-17 but I noticed this religious section and I hope that even though I am a socialist, european, baby eating atheist I'd be able to throw my own perspective into this forum because it seems like it is on the grander scale somewhat lacking in regards to a diversity of opinion
Now this is a topic I've seen before on other forums and one thing I think that should be brought up more often is the fact that the Bible itself seems to make a clear distinction between the status of what you might refer to as a normal human being and the unborn fetus.
Exodus 21:22-25, reads:
"When men strive together, and hurt a woman with child, so that there is miscarriage, and yet no harm follows, the one who hurt her shall be fined according as the woman's husband shall lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. If any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe."
Here very clearly you can see that the miscarriage of the fetus results in the payment whereas the other could be punishable by death.
Personally speaking whilst I don't relish in the unfortunate thing which is abortion I think that it is by far the lesser of two ills to have it legal than illegal. The important thing to remember is that when abortion was illegal it didn't stop women from having them it just made them more dangerous because you had it done in a back alley.