This is one of those “Impossible” topics. While other issues on which we can agree are set aside, abortion is one of the ones creating division between neighbors as well as stalling judicial nominees and other legislation in congress. My voting position is pro choice. My moral position is pro life with an accent on quality of life. I would love EVERY healthy fetus carried by a healthy adult woman to be carried to term, BUT…and it is a very important BUT…I want every child born to be WANTED, if not by a parent, then by a qualified adopter. I want every child born to people who want it to have preventative healthcare until adulthood. I want those children to live in a safe and health environment and to have access a quality education and medical care. Children born to hateful and/or abusive parents can easily become hateful/abusive adults unless a relative, mentor, or community can save them. Children without preventative healthcare may miss school and over time become a financial drag on their family and the healthcare system. Children who attend bad schools are more likely to drop out without graduating and be unable to be a contributing member of society as adults. If all three of these factors are present, there is a good chance they will become criminals and a further drag on the finances of the city, state and nation, not to mention the damage done to the victims of crimes. If their crime warrants the death penalty…well…as much as we dislike abortion, retroactive abortion seems to be acceptable.If an abortion is desired because conception was the event of rape or incest I can not understand how ANYONE can demand the woman carry the unwanted fetus to viability. If the fetus has a detectable health issue that will make raising it as a child difficult and/or expensive, those demanding the woman carry it to term need to set up a generous trust fund for the care and welfare of child or you condemn an entire family to a life of chaos and stress not conducive to the lives of any in the family. If carrying the fetus to viability is a threat to the woman’s health it is insane to tell her it is all right for her to die, and maybe her fetus with her. If the person carrying a healthy fetus is underage and/or attending school/college; if she is impoverished, unemployed, and/or has other children and simply cannot afford another one, unless those demanding her to carry the child to term is willing set up some sort of fund/trust fund to assist her, or provide her a job so she can help herself, it is unreasonable to punish her, the infant, and any others in the family for her crime of being fertile. Here’s where the pro choice are going to get mad at me….Abortion should never be a casual choice. It is a medical procedure, and easily performed, but when a fetus is terminated so is all the potential its life might have. This is not a contradiction. An unwanted, unhealthy, unaffordable, risk to the mother fetus has very little potential to truly succeed into adulthood and beyond. Abortion is a choice, but it should be a last choice. Women having multiple abortions because of lifestyle choices disturb me, and I am still struggling with how casual sex abortions should be addressed.I also ask my pro life friends this…In the event abortion is made illegal-Who goes to jail and for how long? Would you invoke the death penalty, that retroactive abortion option? At an average cost of 38k a year to keep ppl in prison, not to mention the cost of arrest and trial, how much of our state and federal budget should be spent on punishing doctors and women? Will fathers of aborted fetuses be punished?This is a huge moral conundrum, but…if you give me five years in a row where children already born are receiving healthcare, education, and, by helping parents have time to BE parents, Love, I could become much more supportive of an intelligently drafted pro life agenda.Since none of that is likely to happen until we fix jobs and the economy, can we please move on to things we CAN agree upon?Respectfully,C.