Abortion is the medical termination of a pregnancy. It is an important way to remedy a mistake and save a life. People that are not ready to have children should not be having children. For me the abortion debate should be non-existent.
There is absolutely no excuse for an unwanted pregnancy. This is the result of a society that has created a paradigm of unrealistic expectations. It is infinitely better to educate a population about the benefits of birth control than to chastise it for terminating pregnancies or to subject truly innocent lives to what will initially be a difficult existence.
Pregnancy is not a punishment from God for sinning. Pregnancy is not something to joke about. I advocate abortion as a last resort to save a life. That life may be of a mother or of a child.
It is important to educate people about sexual activity and avoid the whole situation of abortion altogether.