I am a Christian and I am in favor of pre-birth abortions, and I can explain why using the same scriptures anti-abortion Christians use and more.
Truly, I am a Christian specifically because I trust Christ’s perfect obedience to God’s law (righteousness), unwarranted death as a disruption in the “if you sin, you die” code, and confirming resurrection — enabling me, as someone who was formerly infused in unrighteousness, to now be graciously counted as an outsider to the legalist mindset of sin and death.
Going to church, giving to the poor, being a “good person” or holding specific opinions that are popular among Christians (such as biblical inerrancy) are not what make me a Christian. Christ, specifically, and alone, does. I have been given a full-body-immersion baptism, but that’s not what my salvation pivots upon. Christ’s merit, actual death, and resurrection is what my salvation rest squarely and soley upon.
I also consider myself a very non-traditional Christian. I don’t think that the issue of biblical inerrancy is a point worth debating, and I will concede to support a ban on late-term abortions merely as a point of negotiation — but not out of belief that it’s wrong. I think general, macro-evolution is overwhelming plausible, that Adam and Eve could merely signify the birth of self-awareness, and the literal sun-up to sun-down days of the first week from Genesis chapter one doesn’t really jive with how light from stars a million light years away could have reached earth this soon — but I was not there, so I can’t really say one way or the other so I will concede them as merely a point of mystery. We can ask him about it later.
Something I am confident about is that abortion is not murder, nor against God’s will, nor unbiblical, nor wrong. I think the scripture used to justify an anti-abortion/pro-life stance is ambiguous at best, because of the ample reasons it could be used for arguments for and against without being resoundingly and overwhelmingly clear. It doesn’t go as far as to say, in any stretch of the imagination, “terminating pregnancy before birth is an abomination.”
The crux of my pro-abortion stance is a single, scriptural proposal of which I have not yet found a counterargument:
If all people are eligible for salvation through Christ, and all of those “people” must be born again, are the unborn who have not yet been born once therefore “people,” and thus ineligible for salvation (as well as “death” of an unborn be eligible for a murder charge). It is overwhelmingly clear that Christ blatantly states, I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again (John 3:3). If a fetus is not born once, it are therefore not a person, never had a soul or spirit, never had self-awareness, and is not eligible for salvation. A fetus, also, therefore, has not sinned, and the bible is overwhelming clear that all people except Christ have sinned.
When exactly an infant becomes a person and eligible to contientiously break the “honor your mother and father” commandment, is another matter entirely.
Other sites worth mentioning, regarding Christians who are pro-choice —
Abortion And The Bible – “The purpose of this article is to address Biblical citations used in the abortion debate and evaluate their effectiveness and relevance.”
Why Abortion Is Biblical – “With all these groups chanting the same mantra, there must be some pretty overwhelming biblical evidence of abortion’s evil, right? Wrong.”
Is the Fetus a Person? The Bible’s View [PDF, 4.4mb] – “If nephesh is the fundamental term of the living being, the “person,” in Hebrew thought, and if nephesh is basically understood as a creature that breathes, then a fetus is not a nephesh, not a living person.”
If you have a verse that you would like me to address, that you think abruptly ends the abortion debate in favor of pro-lifers, please post it in the comments and I will thoroughly trounce your confidence in it =) …but in a spirited, brotherly, iron-sharpening-iron (Proverbs 27:17) kind of way ~_^