It comes up in almost every right-vs.-left debate so I thought I'd find an area to focus on it. But this is a rather large topic so I'm going to define a few different areas so we can be more specific in our debates. My intent is to keep this mostly to questions of Morals, but feel free to bring in whatever you want. Abortion(I): In cases where the mother's life, or other fetus' life is at risk (I'll lump fetal reduction in here as well though most don't really consider this abortion). Abortion(II): In cases of rape that resulted in pregnancy. Abortion(III): In cases where the mother (and father as applies) cannot afford the pregnancy. Especially in cases where it was a planned pregnancy and the financial situation changes (loss of insurance, loss of employment, etc), but generally in cases where the choice of abortion would result in substantial quality-of-life differences in the family even over adoption. Abortion(IV): In cases of abortion-as-reactive-birth-control (but not the "morning after pill" as this is a different concept). Generally this is in order of most-acceptable to least-acceptable in my opinion, though again this is a matter of debate. I'm somewhat rushed so I won't go into detail as of yet but I would like to point out that an argument against (II) and (III) (especially (II)) situations runs into interesting questions of is it right to require a mother to pay for a pregnancy that would cause 9 months of suffering to her? I'll come back and elaborate more on this in a bit, but I have to run for now (and I have no doubt this will be on page 8 or 9 when I get back ).