This is such a deep and complex question, but at the same time it is very simple. We want to live in a society that rejoices in life, and holds the protection of life as the first and most basic right. When this societal belief fails, our world fails. Because the truth is that life is precious. It is not always easy, fair, or understandable, but it is still a gift in all of its messy, hard, incomprehensible glory.
At the very core of the abortion debate is the argument that a fetal human life is not really a life until it is born. The truth is, that when an egg becomes fertilized, a genetically unique human being is formed. We have to stop letting the sound-bites guide our thoughts, because in ALL other aspects of science, nature, and society, we recognize life at its very smallest and simplest forms. A fetus is a baby. That word merely describes the stage of development of a human child. A child who wants the chance at life.