observation: When debating the merits or ethics and morality of abortion it is difficult to get around the self-righteousness of people on all sides. --- Is abortion a medical procedure? Some procedures involve going inside of a woman's body. Some abortions can be performed without the aid of a doctor, but what if something goes amiss, doesn't it then lead back to medicine? When is the potential of a potential life worth the restricting of the lives of the living? If genetic science and new medical techniques (back to medicine involved in life choices) were to say a potential life if given the chance would potentially survive outside a womb would that in your opinion warrant the state enforcing a woman to give over a fetus to be grown by the state outside of the woman's womb, or would it warrant the state forcing a woman to carry a fetus to term?