Maybe a point or two of clarification might be helpful.
Overruling Roe v. Wade would NOT make abortions illegal. Such action would simply return the decision to the states. Those with money would have no problem going to a state where abortions were legal. The poor would go to the "back alley."
The basic hypocrisy of the extreme "pro-lifers" is that they would NOT punish the women who tells the doctor to commit "murder", but only the doctor. The pro-life argument is that the women who have abortions don't know what they are doing. So assume a women with a Ph.d in biology from Harvard has an abortion. Does she not know what she is doing?
McCain, the pro-life candidate, makes exceptions for rape and incest. This is in direct contrast to the Church's teaching. If a woman claimed she was raped he would take her word for it. Really?
Only approximately 10 percent of Americans agree with Church's position (no abortions). No real difference between numbers from Catholics and others.
70 per cent of American favor allowing abortion in cases of rape and incest.
73 percent favor allowing abortion for women's health.
56 percent of Americans favor allowing abortion to help mother's mental health. 28 per cent oppose.
53 percent of Americans favor abortion if fetus has fatal birth defect. 30 per cent oppose.
62 per cent of Americans believe the extreme position on abortion should be compromised.
Is this America or Vatican City?
Oh, yes, I know the majority is not always right. But should a small percent dictate to the whole country?