I respect the anti-abortion argument, put best here by Rep. Lipinski (getting his share of hate emails too, you can be sure),
Being a pro-life Democrat must be a lot like being a pro-life newspaper columnist. Sometimes you get awfully chilly.Yet I'm still pro-Choice (although I'd sure restrict late term, partial birth abortions) because the government can't ask a mother to bear the risks of child birth. Abortion a clash of rights and that's when Government ought tread lightly.
"It's not just about being against something, it's believing that every individual deserves dignity and respect, whoever they are, at whatever stage of life they're in," Lipinski said. "That is something I hear my Democratic colleagues say. And I say that it's self-evident that the individual is there at conception."
Now we've got an Exec Order which may or may not dramatically limit access to abortions (read Michelman) but what's for sure is now we have the principle of a President's heavy hand coming between patient and provider. So who is to say this kind of moral rationing of care won't be applied to STDs, or Smoking related cancers? That's the path Obama's set us upon. A financially unsustainable system riff with authoritarianism.
Progressive maybe, but awfully illiberal.