I can't help but have a deep aversion to the idea of brutally killing a fetus.
And I am adamantly opposed to people using abortion in PLACE of contraception.
HOWEVER, having seen too many unadoptable crack babies born, and too many children discarded, abused, and tortured, sometimes it is the lesser of two evils.
Just as I would rather see a "downed" animal in a stockyard humanely euthanized than left to die of starvation, exposure, pain, and sometimes deliberate cruelty, I would rather see a fetus killed than bring yet another unwanted baby into the world - a baby that's already been dealt such a rotten hand it doesn't have a fighting chance.
Though, just as it HURTS me DEEPLY that we are so selfish that we eat animals in the first place, without which the horrors of the stockyards and slaughterhouses would not exist, it tears my heart out that there are people who have children who have NO love or maternal/paternal feelings toward them.
I don't give a flying FUCK what someone wants to do with his or her own body. Take any drug you want to... pierce whatever body parts you like, on your own body... but don't inflict your shit on others.
[When I was a teenager I tried every drug that was out there... out of curiosity. But I NEVER encouraged anyone else to do it.]
It hurts me that we are so unevolved and irresponsible that we can allow ourselves to drag innocent babies into it... simply by being too lazy and selfish to bother to use contraception.
I wish there was a way we could spike all the heroin and cocaine with contraceptives so that these pieces of work don't repeatedly pop out one poor, helpless baby after another - some of them up to 7 or 8, who will be born premature with underdeveloped lungs and damaged brains and will end up each in a different foster home, never knowing their parent's or siblings' love, and grow up (IF they grow up at all) to be unwanted, troubled, criminal young adults.