I tend not to be persuaded by emotional arguments. Feeling emotions is fine but acting on them contrary to the truth and God's will is error.
Why does victimhood matter? Everyone dies, and to not be born into such a world as this might be seen as mercy.
Murder is a crime that is defined by law. If the killing in question is legal, then it is not murder, by definition.
Is anything Fr. Spyridon said contrary to the truth? I don’t really see exactly how it is an appeal to emotion. Dismissing it as such just sounds like handwaiving a point of view you dislike.
A secular state ruling that abortion is not murder, does not render it thus in the eyes of God who has been very clear on the matter via his Saints and prophets throughout time. When laws of the state are dramatically in conflict with the law of God, we follow God.