As concerned human beings, our order of priority of concern in the case of abortion is typically:
1) the unborn child, an innocent, whose life may be ended prematurely merely because of other peoples’ attitude towards him or her (‘unwanted’)
2) the mother, who may well be in state of extreme distress, and
3) (if at all) the doctors and other medical staff involved.
But I wonder if, as Catholics, it should not be reversed. For whilst saving innocent lives is important, saving souls is more so; and the soul of the innocent unborn child is not in peril. The soul of the mother may be, of course, but the subjective guilt and responsibility may be largely (or entirely) mitigated by the existence of external pressures (and internal ones, too); but the souls of the doctors and medical staff seem to me to be in most danger: they do this regularly, which risks a real hardening of heart.
We know that is not irreversible, either; both from first principles (there are no limits to God’s grace) but also in reality: consider Bernard Nathanson and the many other doctors, nurses and clinic staff who have done a 180 degree turn on the issue of abortion.
Bearing all that in mind, perhaps we should think carefully about our own intentions, and, to come back to the point of this post, our rhetoric...
Always remembering that the real enemy is Satan, who was a liar from the start and a murderer to boot; and anything we do which colludes with his agenda is outlawed a priori.