Many abortions occur naturally and thus conform to civic morality. I oppose unwise abortion but urgently resist subjugation of women. Religious morals often conflict civic morality, which conforms to physics-based ethics (PBE). Religion appeals to human emotions, passions and reason to establish opinion. Physics does not react to opinion. (This is not to say that opinion does not effect events. For example, if a person opines he should punch someone in the face, laws of physics come into play that would change opinion and might reduce personal liberty.)
The bedrock of civic morality
These opinions are mine, but I would like to collaborate among a civic people to establish civic morality—civic policy that conforms to physics. The objective of collaboration is not to impose opinion but to both establish understanding for well-grounded civic consideration of each person's experiences respecting the issue in question. For example, we undeniably understand the morning sun doesn't rise: the earth's rotation un-hides the sun. This was made ineluctably clear to humans long before satellites enabled photographing the earth in space.
Fidelity by some adults is an undeniable election: civic consensus is not needed. The difference between opinion-based collaboration and physics-based collaboration is the potential for resolution after millennia of opinion-based competition--an un-civic habit. Moreover, by knowing discovered civic morality, people who perceive new possibilities may innovate responsibly. Responsible innovation entails possibly expanding the envelop of social normality without threatening civic morality. In this difference, "social" implies independent choice whereas "civic" implies limits due to human connections. Thus, the innovator approaches the new norm making certain not to cause real harm.
Applying PBE (physics-based ethics) respecting pregnancy
But electing abortion to satisfy sexual appetite is civically immoral and should be limited by law, but by education first. Public education should prepare youth for civic adulthood, especially for forming ethical, beneficial human relationships. Ethical males appreciate each female’s personal autonomy and fertility--her obligations to her viable ova. Authentic men contain sexual appetite and prevent unwanted obligations, such as fidelity breaches and court appointed child support. The ethical female has passion to love the man she deems worthy but must limit empathy and passion to protect lives at risk: her 400 expected ova, which become viable one-at-a-time about thirteen times a year. Ultimately, it is the man's responsibility to protect the woman's personal autonomy and obligations, because when she is convinced she has fallen in love (it is the case that he wants intimacy with no one else for life), she longs to fulfill her nature in every way. Both the woman and the man ethically protect the ova she will deliver.
Recognizing that some men nourish appetites more than responsibilities, Congress allows the Department of Health and Human Services to cover medical expenses for abortions due to rape, incest, or the health of the mother (see Hyde Amendment, 1976). This is right and good, because male subjugation of females and their ova is egregious. It is up to a civic people to exemplify civic morality that will reduce abuse of ova. Female irresponsibility is also egregious, especially when her viable ovum is at risk. A civic people would not support repetitive irresponsibility respecting risky conceptions.