Abortion. It's a hot topic. Passion on both sides of the argument. I'm not here to change your mind about it one way or the other, so don't worry. I'm looking deeper.
Christians generally view abortion as bad. They site verses like Psalm 51:6 and Psalm 139:13 as support for the idea that God plays an active role in making babies. If God is making all babies, then nobody should put an end to them, or so the logic goes. (Of course, they don't really consider that natural miscarriages happen at a rate of over 10% for young, healthy mothers, and that rate climbs as health decreases and age increases, but we'll let that go for now.)
Do this: Ask a Christian pro-lifer what happens to babies who are aborted in the grand scheme, in God's eternal plans. I've only come across two real variations so far (other than "I don't know"): 1) They go straight to heaven. or 2) God, knowing all things, assigns them salvation or damnation based on how they would have turned out had they not been aborted.
Answer #1 is troublesome. If aborted babies go straight to Heaven regardless of how they would have turned out, then why is God putting all of us through this life experience, with its inherent trials and tribulations, where He will end up condemning the vast majority of us, instead of just sparing us the drama and welcoming everyone into Heaven?
Also, this position creates a very odd reward schedule for a Christian mother, or would-be mother, if she is not mentally sound. After all, the primary goal of any Christian mother would be to raise her kids in a way to enhance their reception of Jesus, with their salvation being the end desire. Yet by a would-be mother having an abortion, she could ensure that her child goes straight into Jesus' arms. In fact, such a would-be mother could look at her abortions with great pride, considering that she is directly helping to populate Heaven.
Answer #2 is no less troublesome. If God can determine where the child will ultimately end up before he or she is born, then this life on earth is pointless because God knows our fate already. Not only that, but God is purposefully making billions of souls which He knows will be condemned to Hell from the moment He starts making them. The question of "why are we here?" takes on a whole new dimension, and the answer becomes clear. We are suffering for God's amusement.