However, just because the legality of something has been determined does not mean that the morality of said issue is decided. That debate continues on regardless of how one may respond to the subject. This is something that we must continue to keep in mind in the political battle over homosexuality as well.
It isn't often that the true issues at hand are debated over an issue. Typically what happens is that a particular stance on an issue is taken by somebody because they can see how the other stance infringes fundamentally on one of their presuppositions. This works both ways as well. What happens typically is somebody fundamentally "feels" that abortion is right or wrong. Then they try to formulate arguments supporting their feelings. This blinds people from discussing the real issues that are fundamental to the debate and discussion. They are too committed to their presuppositions to examine them critically or to try and step into somebody else's worldview to try and understand them.
It is rare to hear straight from the pro-abortion side why they so strongly support their stance. However, I was directed to an article off of facebook where somebody in great support of abortion spelled out clearly what they think the issue is about. The article spoke of actress Sarah Paulson who was challenged by somebody in a "Taco and Beer" challenge. This is a spin-off of the wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket challenge in which the challenge is in support of abortion. What Sarah Paulson said is incredibly revealing:
“It’s about autonomy, it’s about reproductive freedom and a woman’s right to choose,”1
Notice also the implication of her choice term "reproductive freedom." This is ahint that the real matter is one of sexual freedom and autonomy. You see from a naturalistic or humanistic worldview sex is something that we are allowed to engage in with whomever we want whenever we want (as long as it's consensual, though even that standard is degrading). Nobody has the right to tell us what we are going to do with our bodies. Additionally, babies are simply an unfortunate result of the animalistic and sensual act that is sex. We have rationalized that because they are not born yet, they are ours for the killing.
Truly, the only grounds for any absolute standards in morality and ethics are derived from a moral Creator. Once we have abandoned many of those presuppositions, we fail to find any reasons for some of the standards that previous generations held to. For sinful man, abortion is primarily about asserting our own autonomy in this world - apart from God and his objective standard. Abortion is about rebelling against God's requirements in the area of human sexuality and doing what we see fit with our bodies. Beloved, see abortion for the slap in the face of God that it is, and do not fall prey to a compromised position of allying with the enemy.