Approximately 46 million murders a year are committed without justice.
A beautiful and unparalleled event occurs, two join as one, a life is created, a life that could one day grow up to be a credit to the human race, a scholar, a doctor, a fire-fighter, an entrepreneur, a nurse, a teacher or even a Police Officer.
You believe that life begins at conception, therefore in your personal view, abortion is murder. There is no way around this, if a mother was to smother her child while her baby was asleep, there would be arrests, interviews, charges, juries, twelve good men and true, convictions and sentences. If a woman was to walk into a clinic and have an abortion, none of the above would happen, as in this case the killing of her unborn child would be legal, to the point of it even not being immoral.
Life begins at conception, and abortion without a life saving reason is murder, walking into a clinic and having an unborn baby ‘terminated’ is pre-meditated murder, she thought about it, she planned to do it, she did it.
You also put another spin on this:
If a woman was to drink alcohol whilst pregnant, and as a direct result of this alcohol her baby was to die, you believe there should be a law where she can be severely punished. If a man was to hit a woman in the stomach, and her baby was to die as a result of this punch, then he should be punished with the same severity.
Because the baby that was alive, that was destined to be beautiful, intelligent, brave and a credit to the human race has been killed, stopped in their tracks, their important and valuable life taken from them.
This child is 22 weeks old, the mother of this beautiful child, this exceptional creation, can still have an abortion, she can end this life, by 'suction or vacuum aspiration'.
There are other outs, other options, other routes, adoption, fostering, even contraception in the first place, to name a few.
'I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.' Ronald Reagan