The short answer is no. Here is why:
At the moment of conception cells start to divide. Science confirms this. A new life begins; a baby starts to grow in the womb of its mother.
More importantly, at the moment of conception, an immortal soul is infused into that new being. The soul is immortal. It is made to share God’s Beatific Vision in Heaven. The purpose of that soul is to know, love, and serve God in this world and to be eternally happy with Him in heaven.
However, due to the sin of our first parents, the soul inherits the stain of original sin. This stain must be removed from the soul and replaced by the irremovable seal or character of Christ.
Once the baby is born, the stain of original sin can be removed easily enough through the Sacrament of Baptism. Water, one of the most plentiful elements on earth, and the words “I baptize you in the name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Ghost” is all it takes. This is a very simple solution to a very serious problem.
Again, the problem is a soul stained by Original Sin. The solution is Baptism, the stain remover that make the soul beautiful and capable of entering Heaven for all eternity. Without Baptism, a soul cannot enter Heaven.
Abortion has both temporal and eternal consequences. The temporal consequences are primarily those concerning the mother. Issues regarding a career, continuing education, money, remorse and regret are all considerations. The mother who commits an abortion, can be freed of her sin through the Sacrament of Confession with a properly disposed attitude of repentance. She herself, having been baptized can receive forgiveness.
But there is no remedy for a soul who dies with the stain of original sin on its soul. That poor soul’s fate has been decided forever. Although an unborn soul “terminated” before birth, may not suffer the torment and pain due to willful sin, it is denied the very thing that it was made for; eternal life in Heaven with God.
There are many arguments against abortion. The denial of Baptism for the unborn, voiceless soul is the the most compelling argument.