"Do I see the issue as too emotional and sensitive?"
Many aspects of abortion are very sensitive. That means they have to be dealt with in a sensitive way; it does not mean they should be ignored. The impact of abortion on the lives of our people--physically, spiritually, and emotionally--is all the more reason for a shepherd to pay attention to these wounds, and to help people avoid them in the first place. Ministry necessarily involves confronting problems that provoke certain emotions within us and among our people. In this case, regarding abortion involves nothing less than life and death.
Fr. Frank Pavone
Priests for Life