am I corect in my understanding here that you DO infact agree with abortion in a common law sense? IE you agree that it should be legal to have an abortion.
At this stage in the common law sense, if I was to respond to a survey, I would still put myself in the "undecided" camp. This means I am still open to intellectual argument from both sides. In an econometric sense, I don't have any doubt that legal abortions as it stands in Australia are "beneficial" as they are. I also think that the pre Rowe vs Wade USA had started to spiral towards moral warfare which would have defeated the point of prohibition in the first place. If anti-abortionists start to think that it is ok to have collateral deaths in their war against abortion, I don't think there would be a net gain for morality. I think the right way to fight abortion is by prayerful & peaceful protest. A reduction in abortions due to people deciding individually against them is a lot more valuable in all ways than with reduced "choice" to the individual with all the power in the mother/child relationship. I think my emotional investment in this issue must be very low, since I can talk impartially about it. My intellectual investment, however, is gradually increasing.