I wish we could get that message to John Kerry's campaign... I know it is an issue they would rather stay away from but I think it would help to hear more concretely how Kerry would be comfortable trying to decrease the abortion rate (without making it illegal)..... I know his efforts for the middle and working classes (and people at or below the poverty line) should be seen as a way to mitigate the number of low income women choosing abortions... Also, his efforts to expand FMLA (FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT) should be seen as a way to help the working poor (a large segment of women who elect abortions) manage family and work.
The Bush administration chooses to offer help the wealthy and to corporate America... he is not doing nearly enough to help mitigate many of the economic reasons that lead to many elective abortions.
Also, if any undecided voters or Bush supporters believe that abortion should be an option for women who are raped, who are victims of incest, or whose lives are in danger, then abortion must remain legal and Roe v. Wade should not be overturned.
I believe that in past years, both Barbara Bush (current president's mother) and Laura Bush (his wife) make quiet statements (wish we could research that and get it into the press) about how they did not think abortion should be made illegal because in certain circumstances, they would want it as an option for their daughters and granddaughters. For instance, God forbid, if either Bush daughter was raped (either date raped or by a stranger), would they really want to deny their daughter the option of terminating a pregnancy that began as a criminal act of sexual violence?