Here is our current position:
1. One’s position on abortion does not have to be simple.
2. One should not combine the moral position and the legal position under one banner because the legal position should not be complex because the average person does not have the wherewithal to deal with legal complexity. Therefore, one’s position must have two components – the moral component and the legal component.
3. Our moral component (position) is:
A woman might (previously, we said, “would”) have latitude (limited authority) in the sight of God to have or not have an abortion if she acted in accordance with all possible knowledge and wisdom. All possible knowledge and wisdom is defined, in part, in our DOL (“Definition of Life”) document (not yet published but reflected in some of our previous writings). In addition, if people were perfect, there should be no laws governing abortion but, if law(s) were passed, they should conform to our legal component (position) below. Finally, the moral component has priority over the legal component (The “Morality Over Law” Rule). Of course, if you follow this rule, you might have to suffer the consequences of breaking the law.
The moral component does not have to be fully articulated (explained) because, in the end, everyone has to decide this for themself.
4. Our legal component (position) is:
Abortion should never be allowed except to save the life of the mother-to-be (The “Mother’s Life” Exception) and a victim of rape and/or incest has five days to use an abortion drug to avoid the extortion of a baby (The “5-Day-Rape-Incest” Exception).
5. We allow the possibility of future changes in one or more details of our position except for the legal component.