Safely terminating a pregnancy is very relevant to the healthcare of the mother. There are many serious problems that can occur when an abortion is not performed correctly. And, there are follow- up healthcare checks required, to insure the continued good health of the mother. You also don't legally kill something that is NOT legally alive!Which would be relevant if killing the unborn had anything to do with healthcare.
Any law that is designed to do one thing, and can easily be circumvented, is a toothless law. Any law that tries to criminalize the smoking of marijuana is an example of a toothless law.Toothless how?
Look this is NOT rocket science. The abortion laws may cause some women to choose to bear unwanted children into the world, just to appease religious nutters and moral fanatics. But there will be many more who don't want the 20 to life responsibility in raising a child that they don't want. Or, a child that they can't afford. These women WILL go to any lengths to get an abortion. Including performing their own abortions. These laws, like the old prohibition laws, will only drive abortions underground.You seem to think that if elective abortion was banned, that women who would otherwise abort if it was legal, would in fact abort, either getting an illegally performed abortion, or unsafely performing it on herself.
It amazes me that you can't see any further than "all unborn life is sacred, and should always be protected." And, that's as far as you can see. No other red flags or ramifications matter to you. This is very sad, and means that you will never be able to learn anything from history. And, are just doomed to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
Do you believe in ghosts, or the supernatural?Do you believe in God?
What part are you struggling with Chris? Generally, the baby is called an embryo from conception, or after the embryonic sac develops(10-12 days after conception). This called the embryonic stage. The developing embryo is called an embryo, up to and including the 10th week(LMP). On the 1st day of the 11th week it is called a fetus.I'm struggling to see how that is consistent with this:
But neither the embryo or the fetus under 12 weeks are viable outside of the womb. Both belong entirely to the mother. NOT YOU! There should be laws allowing people like you to impose their moral and religious beliefs onto others who don't share the same beliefs. This is about choice, not beliefs.