Yup, the situation now is definitely different from that.
What scriptures DO back up the pro-life argument? I always hear "they're in there" but never any actual references. (The Genesis 2-7 was sent to me by a pro-lifer I know.)
Personally, I think of myself as both Pro-Life and Pro-Choice, in that I *hope* I'd only have an abortion if my life were in danger, and I hate abortion as birth control, dislike abortion as accident control (meaning birth control was used but failed), and refuse to judge others for feeling/behaving differently, and believe that the choice should be there, even if I think it should rarely be taken.