Looking at this in a new light, I would say if abortion truly is a health decision, maybe we ought to give a bigger role to the doctor. If it is a medical decision -- and, that's what were hearing: its a women's health issue -- then the doctor ought play a leading role in the decision.
I've never gone to a doctor without getting his opinion on what ought to be done.
What if we handled abortion that way? What if the doctor diagnosed the health concerns and suggested whether the abortion should take place solely on the health concerns? If the mother's life was in jeopardy, of course he would recommend abortion. If there were to be other health complications, he also might recommend abortion.
But, if there were no threat to the mother's health, there would be no reason for abortion. I wonder how many abortions that would leave us with. I can't help but think it would drastically cut the number of abortions.