Life beginning at conception is a well defined Christian viewpoint. It could develop into a child, but hasn't. The ability to terminate that process before an actual cognizant child is involved I believe is an important and difficult choice that has the potential to greatly impact everyone involved and the freedom to make that choice is for the benefit of everyone involved, and that it is more morally right to promote building intentional happy families than forcing someone to have a child because they conceived. In almost every imaginable scenario that an abortion would be chosen. I would present birth, independent life as the point where life begins, but I am comfortable with the idea of viability- being the point at which a child could survive without the mother.
regarding the other point, I just wanted to keep focused on the main point and not get sidetracked. guess that failed.
I have taken time to go through some old threads to where they slip into controversy. it's usually don or kev, almost never jimmy