An opinion stated in the belief that abortion is a moral choice, was that abortions could reduce the number of criminals who suffer from child hood neglect or parental abuse. Abortion is not a solution to reducing the number of criminals in the world that suffer from neglect or abuse. It is not okay for one to make a decision to abort a human life with the excuse such as reducing the number of criminals suffering from abuse.
Some people, in Christian belief view abortion as an "intentional murder". The fact is that abortion does kill and innocent human being, but is it really intentional murder? There are many ways to look at abortion when viewing it in these terms. There are many instances when abortion almost necessary to save the mother's life. There are many conditions in which it may be impossible for the mother to carry-out a healthy pregnancy. The mother may not be in good health or the mother may be carrying multiple embryos and an abortion is done to eliminate the number of babies the mother has to carry to ensure a healthy and safe pregnancy.
If abortion is an "intentional murder", why isn't miscarriage viewed of the same principles or similar? Both shed the embryo inside of the mother terminating the possible life of the baby. Miscarriage is done spontaneously without the mother's intent and/or knowledge to terminate her pregnancy. Abortion is done intentionally with the mother's intent and awareness that her pregnancy is being terminated. And who are we to say that all miscarriages are spontaneous? Every pregnant woman under a physicians care is provided with the information and knowledge of how to carry-out a healthy pregnancy. If a woman chooses not to eat healthy, consume harmful drugs and/or alcohol, keep herself dehydrated, dress in uncomfortable clothing so that her fetus does not have room to grow, or possibly a victim of physical abuse, what could possibly be the tragic ending result? Not all miscarriages are spontaneous, some are undoubtfully intentional. So who are we to say which is an act of "intentional murder" when both abortion and miscarriage both result in the termination of life.
The choice to abort can be of a benefit because it gives the mother a right to decide whether the child is wanted, capable of being loved and cared for, and financially supported. Morgentaler quotes, "Should a girl of twelve or a woman of forty-five, or any woman of that matter be forced to continue a pregnancy or be saddled with the bringing up of a...