On a personal level I believe that all abortion should be avoided when possible.
Women with an unwanted pregnancy should have all of their options available to them in this free society.
Whether or not the fetus is a living human being with the same rights of neonate or other living human is a debate that is often deeply rooted in our religion and faith, as it is for me. I believe it is a sin. I have sinned.
I also do not believe that we can or should legislate based upon our religious ideals.
In this country, it is legal to terminate a pregnancy within certain parameters.
Many people's religious and moral values prevent them from supporting this activity.
Many other people's religious and moral values have no issue with this activity.
In my view, we should decide individually and pray for those whom we fear are walking on the wrong side of that issue.
If we want to be politically active we should seek to change the federal law without standing between the woman, her doctor, the man involved (if appropriate), and the right to choose abortion.
I believe we should be promoting healthy sexual activity with lots of emphasis on preventing disease, pregnancy, and heartbreak.
I think we should care for the children who are born into difficult situations.
I think we should be expanding Head Start and SNAP.
I think we should consider expanding our government funded public education to include 2 years of community or technical college.
Government on the federal and state levels need to stay out of the women's uterus's and nurseries.