Because creating a new life takes both a man and a woman, it is both of their issue to come to an agreement on. When the man is MIA, yes, the woman is left to decide, but I think it is a disgrace to murder for convenience. Because there has yet to be a documented instance in which an abortion was necessary to save the mother's life (that I am aware of), I don’t buy that particular argument. Even if a link to a story is provided, how often is that the case truly and is that really the circumstance of which this debate surrounds? I think abortion is wrong. It is a life and deserves rights. I find it particularly interesting that while a woman can have an abortion, a doctor who mismanages the case of a baby at the same age is liable for the lost life. It either is a life or it isn’t. Right now the pro-abortion stance has the best of both worlds and I hope society comes to its senses. As a gay man, it doesn’t directly impact me, but as a person caring about my life and rights, I recognize a call to action to assist those who cannot stand up for themselves. Also, I am not religious, Agnostic at best, so this opinion stems from a personal sense of right and wrong, not a magic book. I have read and understand opposing arguments, in particular, Richard Dawkin’s position in the God Delusion comes to mind, and he can almost convince me.