I'm against abortion, but there are exceptions. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32679658
A neighbor of mine, was pregnant. The unborn child was heavily disabled. She aborted, I know it has been a hard decision for her, but it was the right decision.
This is a very complex spiritual issue. At the time of the Bible, at least the latest parts written, many miscarriages happened by poor nutrition, disease, age of the mother, no doctor or midwife available etc. Realize that a lot of miscarriage happen all the time, but women don't realize they were pregnant.
For example, spontaneous abortion (not induced but a miscarriage) rate is 50%
[link to www.emcom.ca
"The incidence of spontaneous abortion is estimated to be 50% of all pregnancies, based on the assumption that many pregnancies abort spontaneously with no clinical recognition. The frequency of spontaneous abortions in Ontario between 1979 and 1984 were calculated from data on hospital admissions for all Ontario hospitals."
Now, we can save all kinds of babies with terrible birth defects. Some really so graphic, I won't include the pictures, but they can't have any quality of life whatso ever. In the hospital, the parents often abandon them, by not coming back and then choosing to institutionalize them. It's horrifically cruel.
Should we ethically save those babies? I don't know. They wouldn't have survived in New Testament times, so they didn't have those concerns. We do.
[link to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
I'll leave it up to you to see the pics. It's so tragic. I don't think I could ever abort a baby.