The Policy that dare not speak its name? Mark 2
Even though I accept that abortion is killing, and it is a moral imperative not to kill, this is not the same as believing that it should be country's law. God will punish or forgive sins done against god as is just - but that should not automatically extend to common law. This is where the separation of church and state is the most imperative. A country's citizens need laws which on balance are better for the country, not for an absolute moral imperative. The absolute moral imperative can only be "enforced" through the power of prayer & conversion to a faith, and other ways that do not break gods or the churches laws. If the costs of banning abortions includes indirect deaths by murder, suicide, euthanasia, more meat products consumed or a general decay in societies morals in general, we may be only generating (very indirectly, of course) more inconvenient deaths down the track. If you think that these indirect effects are infact avoidable at a cost of money rather than victims, this would go against what I believe is the essence of human nature. We need to reduce the number of abortions by means other than prohibition. If there is indeed a trend for men to store up some sperm, then get a vasectomy as soon as they reach adolescence, and plan their families to the exact number and time in their life that they desire, this might obviate the need for political lawmaking.