There are many angles to this question. Moral, ethical, economical, social. Please keep them in view while answering.
A view supports abortion if there is a danger to mother's health, or if the pregnancy arises due to rape or intercourse with a lunatic woman or if there is substantial risk that if child born, would suffer from deformities or some serious diseases.
But if health concerns of either mother or child are recognized as ground for abortion than the underling principle is to prefer death over suffering . But on the other side, no country recognize the right of self death on similar grounds.
In case of rape or illicit intercourse with lunatic woman, the question is to prefer death of the child who committed no fault.
you see, in the poor and backward countries like India and many others, girls of lower and middle classes have no or little say in deciding their marriages; can not say NO to their husbands for sex; many times drunkard and irresponsible husbands force pregnancies on their wives; they can not have divorce as a matter of right in such marriages etc etc.
The context of poor countries is different than that of rich ones.
i don't blame women who make abortions. if it is the early stages of fetus development and woman really don't wanna baby, if she has no money to keep the family and the child will be brought up in very bad conditions or for example it was discovered that a baby will have dangerous disease or whatever, why not??? You say- it is a murder! U, men, will never face such problem- whether to keep the baby or to make an abortion- so of course u can speak so easely!! only woman can decide for her.
I knew one woman that didn't make abortion despite she knew that her future baby will be born with deformity and then will become invalid! and u know what?? her husband just broke up with her, when he knew that the baby is invalid! and she was alone and parents have no opportunity to help. So it was better to make an abortion. I agree- it is unacceptable to to kill the baby when the fetus is formed….
But, gyus there could be a lot of life circumstances…...just think big!!!