I served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and provided pro bono legal services for PPAU because of my tremendous commitment to the provision of family planning education and services for all.
I recognize that decisions about abortion can be difficult, but it is not the business of government to make the situation even more difficult. The decision should be between a woman, her doctor, and anyone else she wants to have involved. Roe v. Wade draws some sensible distinctions between the stages of fetal development and the discretion allowed in terminating the pregnancy. Those who haven't read the decision should. I think those who have opposed Roe v. Wade without reading the decision may actually find some wisdom in the approach taken by the Supreme Court in that case.
One thing we should all be able to agree upon is that the best means of preventing abortions is to provide good sex education and provide affordable family planning information and services. Religion and government should be kept as separate as possible. Government interference or involvement in religion demeans faith. There are ample ways for people to exercise their religious beliefs without government involvement. We should all think in terms of the Golden Rule (or the equivalent in non-Christian denominations or humanitarian traditions) when Church-State issues arise. Let us ask ourselves if we didn't believe in the religion being promoted by government, how would we feel? We should all value the diversity in religious (and non-religious) traditions and be tolerant and compassionate toward each other.