Abortion is an abomination.
Biologically speaking, life consists of several factors such as: Homeostasis (internal regulation), Organization (being comprised of one or more cells), Metabolism (the generation and consumption of energy), Growth: (a higher rate of synthesis than catalysis), Adaptation: (the ability to change over time), Response to stimuli, the ability for Reproduction (the means to potentially make copies of itself and pass on genetic material).
States are bound to ensure that this human life is not taken (and hence punished) without it having committed some crime that would warrant such a punishment.
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
It is unmistakable that from the point of conception the fertilized egg is human life. This fact is not disputable although may be ignored by those with certain desires.
Considering this there is only one instance in which the case can be made to end this human life through abortion and that is in the highly rare case when the life of the mother is threatened by it. Only, and absolutely only, when the right to life of the mother is threatened can the life of any child be aborted. At all other times it must be protected. This is because no one, no matter how small or innocent, has the right to violate the rights of another human being for their own benefit except if the person whose life is threatened chooses to forfeit their life for its benefit.
Supporting abortion in the case of rape or incest punishes the child and takes its inalienable right to life. And while it may be an inconvenience for the mother (and victim of such acts) and she may not be happy about it, it is important to note that one does not have a right to be happy – only the right to pursue happiness. Those that committed an actual crime must be the ones punished, not the innocent child.
Children are a blessing. They are not a punishment.
Often times those that support abortion, despite the clear definition of a child as human life from the moment the egg is fertilized, will claim that it is better to murder the child and take its life rather than have it grow up impoverished, in an uncaring home, in foster care, to be abused, etc. These are all false choices. There is no conceivable argument to be made that supports the theory that it is better to murder someone than let them live.