Women have a right to determine what happens to their own bodies. I'm not in favour of abortion as a means of birth control, but the alternative tastes too much of fascism to me for it to sit lightly on my shoulders. Personal morality is fine, but that's exactly what it is: personal. Imposing it on others is an abhorrence to my mind and makes me question the motives of those who wish to do so. There are plenty of things happening in this world which I'm not happy with, but I'm not so arrogant to think that my world-view should be imposed on all those who disagree with me. If we are all truly born free, then we're also free to make decisions regarding our own lives (and, in the case of women, the lives we carry). The life of the foetus can't be extricated from that of the mother, and as far as I'm concerned the mother will always have priority. If she feels she cannot bear to carry a child to term then no-one has the moral authority to force her to.