I think we are all aware of how life comes about. But the facts often seem to be used in a sort of proof that abortion is Murder! and therefore absolutely wrong.
How many of the terribly righteous people that make that argument can be found protesting the many other ways in which humans kill humans — often sanctioned by their governments and carried out on innocent people who are fully conscious mature individuals? And for that matter, how many of them will gladly eat meat from animals who were deliberately bred and killed purely for their tables? How many of them have any problem with our agricultural industries that destroy entire habitats and the species that lived in them and then spray pesticides to eradicate whatever life forms dare to survive the initial onslaught? In general, I think the answer is pretty well none.
Do you think it is worse to kill a fetus that probably has no meaningful consciousness of its own life than to drone innocent people ‘by accident’, or have hens raised in conditions so stressful they attack each other — all so that you can have cheap chicken in your local restaurant?
It’s the lack of moral priorities that make people hypocritical in manners they do not even think about. The Christian church has much to answer for in this area. Has the commandment been updated yet?
Thou can kill, just as long as it is not by abortion.