So Just Say No!
Abortion for me is an issue along the lines of gay marriage or even being allowed to use birth control. Many religious groups have "issue" with these issues, and personally my feeling is that if you're morally opposed, don't do it, but don't you dare tell me what I can or cannot do with or to my own body.
This is not to say that I'm pro-abortion, merely pro-choice. I've never been pregnant and therefore have no idea what I would or would not do if I found myself with child. What I do know is I'd want the freedom to choose what to do about it without a bunch of religious right-wingers deciding for me. Many anti-choice advocates who cloak themselves with the self-righteous "pro-life" banner tend to wrongly believe that because I am pro-choice I would have an abortion. I've had numerous debates over the years with people on this one. I may never have one, but that doesn't mean I would deny a 15-year-old rape victim the right to terminate her pregnancy, or the university student who misses a pill or even the mother of three kids who accidentally finds that her regular birth control method failed. Who am I to say what another woman can do with her body?
With so many cases of unplanned and unwanted kids out there who wind up the victims of child abuse (one of my fave arguments has always been "you'll grow to love your child." Uh-huh.) why shouldn't abortion be an option? Ideally if all forms of preventative birth control were 100% fail-proof this wouldn't be an issue, but the reality is shit happens and so do unwanted pregnancies. I don't believe that a foetus is an individual at conception. That said I don't think abortions should be allowed at any point during a pregnancy. Once the foetus medically reaches the stage where it could be considered a person, then that's where the line should be drawn.
But that's just my two cents ...