Jan, this 'a wonderful piece. I nodded and agreed all the way through it. I too struggle with the militant position that certain parts of the Church take on the abortion issue. The Church is very distracted by the real work that Jesus left for us to, and those of us that can see that must not be silenced by the loud voices who seem to think that the bible gives us a mandate to impose Christian beliefs (whether biblical or not) on society at large.
Off to read more of your work, glad to have found you.