Why is it that pretty much ever church I know refers to it as murder, yet she insists it is not?
As with so many other things, it comes down to willful ignorance on your part:
Abortion is still a difficult, contentious and even unresolved issue for some rel ...[text shortened]... the Bible being open to interpretation as to when life begins, the above should come as no surprise.
So you cite the Episcopal church as having "tempered" their support to show that churches support abortion? The issue is abortion on demand, not tempering it for life threatening medical emergencies like an ectopic pregnancy that even I support
That is disingenuous to say the least.
And I know, there are liberal churches out there that basically trash the literal interpretation of the Bible and pretty much make it up as they go. These liberals treat the Bible like they do the Constitution. It is just a living breathing ever changing document to mold according to our specific desires and needs.
As for Catholics, it is the official church doctrine that abortion is murder. And I kind of get why so many Catholics are so lax regarding it. It is because they have someone like the Pope give sermons on the evils of global warming and those that build walls go to hell, while basically ignoring the self identified genocide that is ongoing. They know that the Pope must not believe it is murder so why should they?
But then, the Catholic church was complicit during the Holocaust as well, all in an effort at self preservation, so it's nothing new to them.
Well guess what, they still have their precious Vatican and the treasures therein, I hope it was worth the cost.