Politically speaking, abortion is an issue that involves competing rights. On the one hand, you have the mother's right not to be pregnant. On the other hand, you have the baby's right not to be killed. The question that must be answered is this. Which right is more fundamental? Which right has a greater claim? Abortion advocates argue that outlawing abortion would, in essence, elevate the rights of the unborn over and above those of the mother. "How can you make a fetus more important than a grown woman?", they might ask. In reality, outlawing abortion wouldn't be giving unborn children more rights, it would simply gain for them the one most fundamental right that no one can live without, the right to life.
The mother's right not to be pregnant v. the baby's right not to be killed.
Ugly. Mother v. Baby.
Mother? What about women who don't want to be mothers? What about women who want full and comprehensive health care, comprehensive health care which includes contraception and abortion, as well as access to adequate prenatal care and nutrition?
And, Baby? Sorry, babies are born and breathing. I refer you to Genesis 2:7:
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.Zygote (embryo, fetus) v. woman whose health or life would be endangered by pregnancy. We have laws in place that protect the rights of the so-called baby when the ability to survive outside of the womb comes to be.
Women always come last in the right's peculiar hierarchy of values. The zygote, embryo, fetus above all else, erm, except for the male of the species, of course. If a zygote/embryo/fetus is inconvenient to a male, bye bye ZEF. But, women?
Ah heck, women are just breeding animals.
The right to not be killed supersedes the right to not be pregnant. (See above link.)
Then, there's the matter of marriage equality:
The Left’s Evolving Hierarchy of Rights Apr. 3, 2014 10:00amGrove City is a little burg about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ... and it has a little Christian liberal arts college, Grove City College, home to The Center for Vision & Values, a little organization that worries about "The Left's Evolving Hierarchy of Rights", and Pennsylvania U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey have nominated a guy named David J. Porter, a Tea Party lawyer to serve as judge on the Western Pennsylvania District Court in Pittsburgh. Porter is a contributor to the right-wing Center for Vision and Values (CVV) at Grove City College where he also serves a trustee. The Center for Vision and Values (CVV) has upcoming a conference featuring Rick Santorum; anti-gay firebrand Michael Geer (gay relationships are a “tragedy” and like incest); right-wing radio host Michael Medved and Randall Wenger (attorney for anti-gay and pro-creationism law suits).
If you truly care about values...