The past month has been an absolutely wild one for any who has an opinion on abortion (so practically everyone). It all started with the state of Ohio passing a heartbeat abortion bill that would prevent abortions after a heartbeat is detected (6 weeks usually), then Georgia followed and then Alabama.
These bills have unsurprisingly stirred up controversy, the most controversial of which is Alabama which doesn't allow for any exceptions in the cases of rape or incest. In fact, the Alabama abortion bill was so right-wing that even neocons such as televangelist Pat Robertson, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and President Donald Trump came out against it.
With that all being said, these laws are currently being litigated, spoiler alert: that's why they were passed in the first place. These states are trying to challenge the legal precedent set by Roe v Wade now that President Trump has filled the judicial system with an abundance of conservative judges.
How I feel about the issue of abortion is that I can see it special cases such as life, rape and incest. With this view, considering all fetuses have the same value, I can see it in all cases up until viability (21-23 weeks). I'd much rather have women getting safe and legal abortions than have them get back alley coat hanger abortions.
The issue of abortion needs to be attacked at it's source, sexual education. Our country has one of the notoriously worst sex education systems in the developed world. Only 12 states require sex education to be medically accurate. In countries where sex education is —well— better, such as the Netherlands, they have lower teen pregnancy rates and thus lower teen abortion rates compared to the US.
All in all, imagine if the same intensity used on the abortion argument was used on other issues that more Americans are in agreement on such as Medicare for All - 1 hour ago