I think my stance on abortion is atypical. I don't think that abortion should necessarily be made illegal in our country. As I type that, I question it, asking myself "Don't you think murder should be illegal?" And I do. Murder is and should be illegal.
I guess I'm just not sure what role the state should play in determining the morality of certain actions. Morality is easy in a theocracy, or a tyranny. It's hard in a democracy. We end up with a moral law code which is based on the majority vote. Has no one read Lord of the Flies? Democracy must believe in a rational human being, and I think it must believe in an inherently good human being, or at least that the collective consciousness of a people is morally good. Perhaps a democracy has no regard for an actual, absolute good and evil. Right and wrong are defined by the vote. The vote is cast by the mob, and the mob made of people spoon-fed by the media (please note: this is not an anti-media rant), which itself is just made of more powerful individuals whose moral compass is questionable. People are not naturally good. Democracy will not naturally choose a Godly morality without a significant movement of the Holy Spirit.
So, I guess when it comes to abortion, I don't think it's a wise use of my energies to work for legislation against murdering unborn babies. St. Paul doesn't attack slavery, he tells Christians how to live within it. Granted, I think he's really saying more about how the human relationship to God, but that's another thing altogether.
In summary, I'm pro-life in the sense that I think abortion is wrong, but not in the sense that I think it's worth trying to make it illegal. If you think I'm wrong, I'm willing to hear your arguments. I guess my new passions for socail justice haven't turned me into a political activist yet.