By all means, end abortion, I just think a lot of the RC pro-life strategy involves an emphasis on "stopping murder" and political action/party politics. There's little thought devoted to the wider context, and when someone does this, it is usually greeted with nothing more than an "Amen, brutha" and/or consternation that not enough was said to denounce child-murder using approved buzzwords or phrases such as "protection of all human life from conception to natural death" which demonstrate one's loyalty to the cause.
People are going to procure abortions whether it is legal or not. This has been true throughout history. Conservative catholics want to be able to wash their hands of the issue by saying "I voted for a politician that said he was against abortion"... as if that fulfills the duty to be "pro-life" in a meaningful sense, and it's just nonsense. Superficial piety like this won't withstand scrutiny in this day and age.
Oh please. If abortion were illegal, you know very well it would harder to procure one, and there would be less of them. Besides, if a government doesn't legally forbid and punish murder, what the heck is a government for?
Strike the answer for being non-responsive.
Without support for all of the Catholic Church's moral and social teachings, particularly with respect to endemic poverty issues, affordable and accessible health care, education and elder care, it is a whole lot of superficial feel good piety.This holds true for the Orthodox as well. Like an old Orthodox priest friend of mine likes to remind his flock, "Yes - the right to life begins at conception. However, it doesn't end at birth."