I'm not Mormon/LDS, however this is just my views on abortion.
I think that the Mormon/LDS attitude towards it is fairly rational, and it's pretty much similar to most other faiths. I'm Catholic, and Catholics are strongly against the idea of abortion in any case, I don't believe their attitude is as rational .. and in saying that I also don't agree with a lot of the Catholic churches views on other issues. (i.e. the issue of homosexuality.)
I think that in the explanation that dandyvampgirl_13 put up, the main thing I don't agree with is this;
Church members who submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for such abortions may lose their membership in the Church.
Because I believe that a church and church community should be a place where everyone is accepted for who they are and the shouldn't be rejected from their church group for an individual action. I mean nobody's perfect, and really.. who abides by ALL of the churches laws?
But the statement then goes on to contradict that by saying;
Church leaders have said that some exceptional circumstances may justify an abortion,
It then further contradicts itself by saying that these circumstances don't always justify an abortion. So it leads me to believe that within the Mormon faith (similar to the Church of England,etc) that the issue of abortion is one which varies between different churches and church leaders. Therefore no one should be punished in any way for having an abortion.
I also don't believe that one should only undergo something like an abortion only after consulting a church leader. To me it sounds like trying to get their permission, or something. I just don't believe in that. It's nice to be able to get their opinion on the subject, but they shouldn't be the ones to decide for you, which is how I took that statement. It should only be an individual choice. With an issue such as this, if one chooses to abide completely by the church laws, then so be it. If they choose not to and just do as they wish, so be it. It doesn't necessarily make them a bad person. Now I'm going to contradict myself by saying that if someone was to commit a murder or other, then that would not be allowable in the church.. because (to me) abortion and murder are two different things. Completely different. I know some people place them in the same category, which is fine, too. But I believe they're totally different things.
I'm actually anti-abortion (believe it or not.) I would never get an abortion, personally. But I'd never look down on someone who did get one, or judge them for it. It's a personal preference I believe, and people should be supported in the decisions they make.
I do believe that a justifiable state for an abortion is if the baby is in danger of being born with a serious deformity or illness that will impair their life in one way or another, if the mother was raped or if the pregnancy is putting the mother in danger. But that's entirely up to the individual. If however, the baby and mother are both perfectly fine an abortion is not appropriate, and if the parent/s don't want the baby then they can give it up to a family who really wants a child. In this case, I wouldn't say abortion is acceptable (personally) but again, it's personal preference and I wouldn't judge anyone for having one.
Okay I'm pretty sure this rant has gone completely off topic, but that's okay!