You know, the problem as always is that you are denying women their bodily autonomy. I have to agree with the saying that if men would get pregnant too, abortion would be legalized in seconds. The father has done nearly nothing to conceive the child, once he impregnated the mother he is free to do whatever he wants if society wouldn’t put regulations against that behavior (and how well those work is yet another question that is rarely asked). For a woman pregnancy is extremely costly, might have disastrous consequences for them in many different ways.
So let’s say that even a fertilized zygote is somehow already a human being (preposterous as that is, but once again it shows that laws and rules usually work in discreet human categories, while natural processes are usually a non-discreet continuum, which causes them to clash quite often), then you have two personal rights (the mothers and the babies) that are contradicting each other, if the mother won’t or can’t even take on the risks and responsibilities of a pregnancy.
Strangest thing, someone is missing from this picture again… oh right, the father. Because ultimately, his personal investment is simply not as great as that of the mother, therefore his opinion should be taken into account, but it can never be as important.
That you don’t even think that abortions are necessary in case of emergency situations (which are WAY more common than you seem to think) and that this should be a decision in which the father is involved for no reason is simply sickening (what, does that mean that if the woman wants to live and the father and perhaps conservative pro-life doctor say “No, we put the baby above your life” she has no further say in the matter? Fuck you!).
Abortions should be carefully thought through, but they are not murder (what they ARE is extremely complicated). For me the already REALIZED life and autonomy of the mother can’t and shouldn’t be weighed with the POTENTIAL life of her child, and a certain compromise must be reached… which is the reason why abortion up to a certain stage of development should be legal. And in emergency situations the life of the mother is simply always more important.
Ok, let’s not beat around the bushes, what the pro-life crowd like you actually wants is obvious:
Punishment for women for having sex (disgusting that you think of babies as orderly punishment for that by the way) and women’s bodies as properties of their husbands (and rapists, and flings etc.). Because once the child is born, you lot couldn’t care less for it. And that tells me all I need to know about you.