The recent Alabama legislation, with the strictest abortion laws to date, has sliced my moral compass into dueling pieces. As a new mother, I do believe in the life of embryos. Two years ago at two months pregnant, I became infatuated by the miracle inside of me. Her first heartbeat sent me to the moon (and back). I delighted in each tummy kick when I whispered her secret name. I marveled at her tenacity even then.