If one looks at statistics and social analysis, having an abortion is not what women want to do and there are a number of methods that are proven successful to end abortions, and reduce unwanted pregnancies. Except those solutions are against typical Republican positions. Methods to reduce unwanted pregnancies: Easy access to condoms/contraception Lower cost of birth control pills Sex education to teens (in Europe sex ed starts pre-teen) Short term social support if someone does get unexpectedly pregnant End stigma (both social and economic) of getting pregnant out of wedlock. It is the last which is a huge driver for abortions, and even worse. There is never, ever any reason to vilify a woman for being pregnant. Ironically while there are so many laws against abusing women, berating them for unwanted pregnancy is something that seems to be socially acceptable. The insult is over 90% of Planned Parenthood provides non-abortion services. By literally throwing out the baby with the bath water statistics indicate the rate of abortions will actually increase. I really cannot understand why the urge to destroy a program with proven results. In every way this is a religious crusade to keep the "weaker sex" subservient to men. This atmosphere of intimidation is abusive to women, but also hurts men by the less than ideal relationships. Ironically there are passage in bible that say to spare wicked institutions (cities) even if just 1 good person resides in it. TLR; You get more results with education, encouragement, and help than a stick and harsh words to end abortions.