I have conflicting ideas about abortion.  On the one hand, I believe that fetuses are human and should be protected as such, on the other hand I am uncomfortable with the idea that government should ban abortion all together.  I have no issue with birth control (the child is never conceived) or with government regulation in general.  I guess my idea is best summed up with the quote (not sure who it is from) that abortion should be "Safe, legal, and never".  This stance has kept me from participating in several left-leaning groups and activities, because of their stand on abortion as part of their platform.